Welcome to the Reception W class page. Over the year we will keep this page updated with all the things that we are learning at school. Come and take a look.
This term we have been looking at the season Autumn and how this changes the environment around us. We started by going on an Autumn walk where we collected different natural things that represented Autumn such as red/orange/yellow leaves, conkers and acorns. We then looked at how the weather changes and it becomes colder, wetter and darker, and we also thought about how this affects the clothes that we wear.
Because of the colder weather, this made us think about the animals that live in the wild, and we asked ourselves, 'How do they prepare for Winter?' We discovered how lots of animals go for a long sleep (hibernate) during Winter, so have to collect lots of food during Autumn that will last them until Spring. Even animals that don't hibernate, such as birds can sometimes find it tricky to find food at this time of year, so we decided to make bird feeders in class and hang them in our outdoor area.
We have really enjoyed bringing our learning to life, and have been busy completing lots of Autumn challenges and activities in our classroom.
Whilst we have been looking at Autumn, we have been thinking about how this often changes the types of food we like to eat. In class we have learnt a wonderful poem about foods we could enjoy eating as the weather grows colder, called 'Oaty Porridge'. As we were learning each verse of the poem, we decided to make some delicious food inspired from it.
First, we made some lovely porridge. Then, we looked at Autumn vegetables that are collected during the Harvest. We used some of these to make a tasty, Vegetable Soup. Finally, we were very excited to make some fantastic cakes. We used the balance scales and an egg to measure out the flour and sugar accurately.
Each week, we thought about how these warm, delicious foods were great to enjoy during Autumn. Come and look at our chef skills below. We have also included the poem below, so that you can enjoy this at home with your child.