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Learning is Fun!

On this page you will see some of the fun learning we have been doing in Reception!

Bonfire Celebrations! 6/11/20

This week, we found out about fire safety and firework safety.  We found out the best place to build a fire and made sure our fire was in a safe place.  We helped to build the bonfire, making sure we had our kindling in the middle and a secure structure.  We learnt that children should stay back from the fire and have grown-ups with them.

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Mrs Norris lit the bonfire carefully and we listened to the crackle of the wood burn, watched the flames dance and embers spark, saw the smoke twist and turn, smelled the smoke and felt the warmth coming from the fire.

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We enjoyed some warm 'hot' chocolate while we watched the fire

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Mrs Watson and Mrs Norris lit the sparklers and put them in buckets for us to watch.  We had two races.  The Pups won the first sparkler race and the Cubs won the second!

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We had water and sand ready to put the fire out.  At the end, we listened to the sizzle of the fire going out.  

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Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf! 18/9/20

This week, we listened to the stories, Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf and Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio.  We found out what the mucus in our noses is for and why it sometimes changes colour and texture.  We found our how it catches tiny bits of dust and dirt that we breathe in and that it is full of germs.  Yuck!

Then we had fun exploring those ideas further with our pretend bogey mix! We used green cornflour and had lots of messy fun!

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It started out gooey and slimey.  Then the air dried it out and it went crumbly, just like the mucus in our noses!

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We added pinches of sand to represent the germs and dirt and saw how it stuck to the cornflour, just like it does in our noses!

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