For our last week in Reception, Miss Parker and the other teachers let us choose what learning we wanted to do. We had a look back at this blog and found some of our favourite activities from the year. We had to do some negotiating and comprising when different children wanted different things out and we had to make sure there weren’t just dinosaurs and fairies everywhere! Once we had decided what we would like in each area Miss Parker got busy getting everything we needed out.
Then it was our turn to get busy. We loved having all our favourite things back out.
Miss Parker will be making sure our Y1 teachers know all of our favourite activities and our favourite interests.
The last week of Summer 1 half term was Environment Week at our school. We asked the children again what they wanted to learn and as they’d been learning about Superheroes just before they decided they’d like to find out if there were any environmental superheroes. You can see here what they said on our planning sheet…..
Miss Parker found out there were some environmental superheroes so lots of our learning came from these stories.
You wouldn’t believe the mess that Litterbug Doug made of our classroom. There was rubbish thrown around EVERYWHERE! We had a busy afternoon picking it all up and sorting it into the recycling. Then it turned out he was kidding us when he turned into the litter police. He just wanted us to realise how horrible the mess was!
We also thought of lots of ways to change rubbish into useful items that we could use again. For some items this took quite a bit of thinking but we did it. You can see one of them below- the bird feeder. That then made us think of other ways we could improve our Outdoor Area.
We also thought of some other items we would like to make our new Outdoor area even better at the new school. Hopefully Miss Parker can put them on her shopping list.
At the end of the week we wrote some environmental promises to show we were able to think what we would do to help save the world.
We had a great time learning about superheroes recently. We loved talking about our favourite superheroes and learning more about some new ones.
We realised that lots of our favourite superheroes wore a special cape so we decided to make some capes of our own.
Once we’d decided on our cape design and painted the, we have to wait for them to dry. When they were dry we got to do the exciting part of the process and reveal the design…
It was fun to find out what our final capes looked like. Our favourite part though was trying them on and watching them turn us into superheroes 🙂
We decided to test our superhero strength and other powers in some Superhero PE sessions.
There were lots of other activities around our classroom too. The children loved calling their favourite superheroes for a chat on the phone.
It was great fun learning about superheroes. The children did much more deciding about the own learning and helped planned what we were going to learn. You can see our planning here……. If something has a tick it means that when we reviewed our week we decided that we’d done this. You can see where we added new ideas too.
When we were learning about Superheroes we learnt about all the people who help us in school. Instead of writing about it we all practised our speaking skills by making a video of what we know.