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St Francis Xavier's RC Primary School

‘The Spirit of God Shines in Our Hearts'

Reception

Reception Class Teacher

Mrs J. Moore

Autumn Thematic Planning- Marvellous Me

Spring Thematic Planning - Dear Zoo

 Summer Term Thematic Planning- Minibeasts

Visit to Newbridge Farm park

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The Seaside Role Play Area

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The children have a wonderful time in the seaside role play area. They make and sell ice creams and drinks. They perform a puppet show. They take time to rest and read a book. Then they write and send a postcard.

VI visit

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The children learnt what it was like to be visually impaired. They experienced walking with a cane and how to use a level indicator to know if they have filled a cup with liquid. They then  read their names in braille and took it in turns to use the braille machine.  The children were delighted to meet a guide dog.
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Spring Term

As part of our  RE topic on 'Growing' the children have helped to create a garden centre. They have started to plant seeds to grow flowers for their shop.  Eggs have been placed inside an incubator so that the children can watch how the chicks grow and change.The children have counted down the 21 days eagerly waiting for the chicks to arrive. They have looked inside the eggs daily using an Ovascope to see how the chicks are growing. On Monday 3rd April, on the twenty first day, to the children's delight the first chick hatched, closely followed by a second. Within eighteen hours all seven chicks arrived safely. The children picked names out of a hat to name the chicks. For the week the children held and watched the chicks change before they left for their new homes.

 Chicks Arrive!

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Garden Centre

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The children love their visits to the woodland area. They put on their wellies and bring down the cart loaded with spades and forks. Some of the children have started to dig a plot to plant vegetables and were delighted to find worms! Others have been constructing their own adventure playground and love the thrill of walking the planks.

Digging

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Worms

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Obstacle Course

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The children have had great fun cooking in the mud kitchen. They have made chocolate cake and lollipops. They serve the food up at the tables made from cable reels.

Mud Kitchen

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The children listened to the story ' We're are going on a Bear Hunt.' Through the week they have retold the story and sang a song about going on a Bear Hunt. They  put on their wellies  and have  gone through the wavy grass, the cold river, the oozy mud, the dark forest and the snow storm to find a cave.

The Bear Hunt

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After reading the story ' Dear Zoo' the children started to create their own Zoos. They have made their own 3D animals and been on a 3D Shape hunt  to find 3D shapes around the school.

Dear Zoo

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The children read the story about Elmer and inspired by the artist Kandinsky they created their own Elmer.

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Our first days at school were spent making new friends.

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