Well done to all of the children, who have settled back into school so happily this week. It has been a pleasure to have our classrooms buzzing again. Thank you for your cooperation with the routines at each end of the day – it is much appreciated.
This week we have been learning all about our senses and how they help us to understand the world around us. We turned our noses up at smelly pots and tried to guess what they contained. Bravely, we dipped our hands into a feely box to discover objects, which the children described as soft, squidgy, spiky, rough, bumpy, hard and silky. Crayon rubbings enabled us to capture the textures of materials we found outdoors. We tried to identify our friends just by their voices and shared the story of ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?’ Our eyes were used to spot the early signs of Spring. We tested our taste buds and considered if we preferred sour, bitter, sweet or salty flavours. I wonder if your child can recall which they enjoyed best?
The children made cards to celebrate Mother’s Day. We wish all mums, step-mums, aunties and grannies a lovely day on Sunday – we hope you enjoy the portraits that the children have drawn of you.
The Reception Team