This week the children have been immersing themselves in the Oliver Jeffers text, ‘The Way Back Home’. We have been imagining what it would be like to be lost on the moon and encounter a space creature. We have been using adjectives to describe our aliens and imagining what they might eat, what they […]
This week the reception children strapped on their moon boots and space suits and embarked on adventures in outer space. We began our voyage into far-flung galaxies through studying the classic children’s book ‘Whatever Next’ by Jilly Murphy. Just like the bear in the story, the children packed their suitcases ready for a visit to […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
Look how well we have settled into school life at Rathfern. We are learning about our core values and making lots of new friends.
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 […]
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 […]
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.