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Reception- Uranus

Uranus class have been excited to find out about minibeasts this term! We have looked around the garden and discovered lots of different types of creature. We know that an insect has to have at least 6 legs and have been busy discovering what different minibeasts do. We were especially impressed that a spider wraps its food in its web before eating it and that a fly has ‘sticky’ feet and can walk upside down! We also know that butterflies taste with their legs. We are looking forward to finding more facts during the next few weeks.

 

Uranus really enjoyed Science Week! We had a lovely workshop where we learnt about rockets, gravity and different materials and also conducted lots of experiments in class. We explored materials and how they changed and investigated how ice changes when you add salty water to it. We used bubble paint to create beautiful pictures and made jelly as well! We especially enjoyed being grown up scientists in our lab coats and making and testing our predictions.

Science week

Uranus class LOVED World Book Day! We dressed up as our favourite characters and read  lots of stories in class. We had Lots of fun taking part in the Gruffalo workshop where we used our imagination and worked together to retell the story through movement. We enjoyed sharing our favourite stories and why we love reading. 
Uranus class have been planting their own beanstalks ! We read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and planted our own magic beans. We learned about the lifecycle of a sunflower and what happens at each stage of the process. We learned some new vocabulary such as roots, stem, nutrients and soil. We had a great time planting and can’t wait to see our beans grow!
We have been celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the pig. We heard the story of The Great Race where animals took part in a competition to cross the river to have a year of the calendar named after them. We also practised writing Chinese characters and numbers and investigated some traditional Chinese artefacts. We had a lovely workshop in the hall where we learned a Chinese dance and took part in a dragon and lion parade. We have enjoyed learning about and celebrating Chinese New Year .
We have enjoyed coming back after the holidays and seeing all our friends. In Uranus Class we have been learning about the seasons and traditional tales. We have been working hard on our reading, writing and numbers and have been developing lots of new skills. We will be learning about stories such as The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man. We have also enjoyed exploring the outdoor learning area, looking at the weather and how the environment has changed. We hope all our grown ups will come and see what we've been doing on a Friday morning during our reading sessions!

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