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Reception News – Spring Term 2017 – Week 7

7th March 2017

What a fun week we have had! In literacy we wrote out instructions to make pancakes, cutting out and sticking in pictures to match each step. In maths we have been looking at 3d shapes and learning their names and started looking at money and coins.

Copthorne Pre-prep Reception Life in Uganda Talk - March 2017As part of Knowledge and Understanding of the world we look at similarities and differences in the wider community. Sheridan’s dad, Bikie, came in to tell us all about life in Uganda. We loved learning about all the lovely food they grow and we learnt that in some classrooms there are one hundred children and one teacher and they all sit squeezed behind small desks. We felt very lucky. We were very interested in learning about the big five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino) and that there are lots of silver backed Gorillas in the mountains of Uganda. The children all practised being gorillas and banging on their chests. They also get hippopotamuses” in the rivers and crocodiles!!We learnt to say thank you in Swahili. It was a fabulous lesson, so thank you to Sheridan’s Dad!


Copthorne Pre-prep Reception World Book Day Costumes - March 2017Book Day was another highlight! What amazing costumes and what a fun day! We looked at rhyming and played a balloon hop game. We also had lots of fun making Truffula trees with tissue paper and pool woggles using our motor skills to roll squeeze and tear the paper.

Thank you to mums and dads for all the effort you put into costumes.