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Penguin Day!

Our Antarctic friends came to Rathfern on Monday to celebrate Penguin Day. The children dressed up in black and white and waddled and huddled like our feathered friends. We also explored ice and how it melts; created a penguin dance; sang some penguin songs and even tasted some penguin food  (tuna on a cracker). Did you know…penguins can’t taste […]

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Watch out Grandma!

The Reception children have been learning about  positional language and playing games in which they have to describe the position of Mr Wolf, one of the central characters in our core text, Little Red Riding Hood. They have been spotting whether he  is above, under, next to or simply hiding in the bed. Watch out Grandma!

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Owl Babies

This week in Reception we have been reading Owl Babies by Martin Waddell as part of our theme, It’s Good To Be Me. We have acted in role, thought about how the characters feel and tried to write speech bubbles for the owls.

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The Funky Fairy

We were lucky enough to take part in a fairytales workshop with the funky fairy. The children were all really engaged and loved the workshop! Here are some of their reflections…..’I liked it when she took us to the fairy princess castle’- Ailsa Reception ‘I liked it when the queen ran away because we ate the pie’- Andreas […]

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Dave from raptorxotics came to visit us in Reception to show us his mini-beast collection. We were curious to see all the different creatures that he had for us to see. We had to be brave and self regulated when he took the mini-beasts out. Some of us were a bit scared but realised that […]

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Maths Mastery – Parents Workshop

We invited parents to join us during a typical Maths Mastery lesson. At Rathfern our learning culture is all about collaboration and making positive links with our parents and friends of Rathfern. Our parents couldn’t resist joining in with the learning and the children absolutely relished in teaching their adults the new skills that they […]

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Science Boffins Assembly

Reception had the opportunity to attend a fun packed assembly all about science. The Science Boffin awakened their curiosity about the world and allowed them to take part in a number of activities. The children helped to make elephant toothpaste, the changes in materials and also about forces.    

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Growing things

In reception we have been developing our curiosity by learning about growing. We planted a range of seeds and waited for them to grow. We made sure that we looked after them by providing lots of sunlight and by watering them regularly.    

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We have been challenging ourselves to show what we know about addition and subtraction. In class we have used different types of animals to form our addition and subtraction equations and then recorded our ideas using numbers and symbols. We have also been learning to group objects into pairs and count in 2s.  

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