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Respecting Others, Learning Together, Moving Forward

Cross Gates

Primary School

Respecting Others, Learning Together, Moving Forward

Reception

Autumn Leaves

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In Early Years we follow the Wanderlust Nature Study, from Hygee in the Early Years'. The 52 Week programme is organised around the natural rhythm of the seasons and offers opportunities to learn about wildlife, natural phenomena and the natural world. 

 

We have a nature display to inspire conversation and develop curiousity. These are based around the weekly themes delivered in the study. In recent weeks, the children have been really interested in collecting Autumn treasures and placing them on our display.

 

 

Today, the children were very curious about the acorns attached to the oak tree branch. They enjoyed looking closely through the magnifying glasses and drawing what they could see. 

Our finger gym provision helps to develop the strength in children's hands and fingers. This week, the children have loved stretching the loom bands over the pins - a fiddly task but one with which they have shown such perseverance!

Finger Gym!

The children really look forward to our Dough Disco sessions each week. So far, we have learnt the moves:

  • Squeeze
  • Roll
  • Squash 
  • Finger Family - Tommy Thumb, Peter Pointer, Toby Tall, Ruby Ring and Baby Small

 

Have a go at joining in, whilst watching the video. You can use the playdough that we gave you in your child's welcome goody bag. It is also very easy to make using the following recipe.

Dough Disco

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This week, the Reception children have really enjoyed exploring our outdoor learning environment, particularly making imaginative potions in the 'Potion Kitchen'! They have used leaves, sticks, petals and spices to create their concoctions!

Potion Kitchen

We are really looking forward to welcoming our new children and families to Reception over the next few weeks.

 

During the summer holidays we have been busy preparing our provision, ready for your children to explore. We hope you enjoy this video, which takes you on a tour around the classroom.

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