Author: Rebecca Hollis

Science Day in Reception 

We loved watching the fantastic Dr Bridge demonstrate some incredible scientific experiments. We learnt all about microwaves and saw what sound waves looked like on an oscilloscope. Miss Watson even got a new hairdo from the electrostatic machine. 

In the afternoon we tried 3 of our own experiments that you can try at home.

The milk and washing up liquid experiment

The Cornflakes and magnets experiment  


The static baloon experiment 

Trip to Paradise Wildlife Park

The children and staff had a wonderful time on our trip to the zoo this week. The children made us all so proud with thier excellent behaviour and brilliant knowledge about animals and dinosaurs! Also a big thank you to our wonderful parent helpers and to everyone who volunteered. 

Super behaviour from Reception!

Reception were very enthusiastic about going to watch ‘Tanners Wood’s got Talent’ this morning. They enjoyed watching the acts and were all very proud of a certain young man from Beech who confidently performed his magic act to the whole school! Their impeccable  behaviour was commented on by lots of staff so well done to all. This afternoon Reception were treated to a fabulous performance of ‘The Jungle Book’. Once again lots of fun was had by all and all of Reception watched very sensibly. 

Smile! 

We had the nurses come to visit us this week to talk about how to keep our teeth and mouths healthy. The children got to learn about which foods are good for our teeth and which ones are not. 

The children also learned how to clean their teeth correctly using the giant set of teeth and the enormous toothbrush 


The Early Years Team would just like to thank all the amazing parents who have given up thier time and donated plants, seeds and pots to help us develop our vegetable garden. It’s looking great and we have planted our radish, spring onion and runner bean crop. We still need donations such as herbs, compost, ceramic planters and any other plants and gardening supplies. Thank you again! 

Our First Sports Day!

A huge well done to Reception for a fantastic Sports Day. You were enthusiastic, very well behaved and showed great sportsmanship. Here are some highlights of the day…

Standing Longjump

Speed Stacking

Javelin

Egg and Spoon Race

Obstacle Course

Exploring Shadows

For our science lesson this week we explored shadows. The children started by drawing around the shadows of some small word animals. 

We then drew around each other shadows and wrote  the time (9:30). 

Later, during our morning Child Initiated Learning session we went outside to see if our shadows had changed. The children made some really good observations and it sparked a great conversation about how shadows are formed and why they change at different times of the day. 

Henry- “the shadows have got shorter because in the earlier the sun burns a little bit of it, it’s true. ”

Phoebe- “the shadows moved because the sun is higher in the sky.”

Isabel – “the shadows have gone abit lighter coz it’s sunny.”

Zac – “mine got smaller and it’s starting to disappear.”


Why don’t you try to discover more about shadows at home?