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Journey - Aaron Becker

Journey

We have been inspired this week by the beautiful illustrations in the book Journey by Aaron Becker.  The children immediately noticed that it is a text with no words and have enthusiastically told the story themselves through the pictures. We are wondering where the girl and boy in the story may go to next…

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Lost on the moon.

  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 […]

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Whatever Next - Jill Murphy

Adventures in Outer Space

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 […]

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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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Traditional Tales

Somebody has been in our classroom, she has curly blonde hair. Who is it…? This half term we are learning about Traditional Tales. We have been retelling stories and using our imagination to change characters.  

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