Reception

Autumn 1 Reception Curriculum Information 2019

October 2019

RE

We talked about Animals we see in school playgroud (birds mostly). We learnt that a common playground bird is a Sparrow then read a book called ‘A very worried Sparrow’.

We discussed what we could do if we feel worried about something like the Sparrow. We now understand that God loves everyone, he will take care of people and provide for them . . . just like he did for the worried sparrow!

Olivia “worried means fed up and sad”.

Susanna (Did the bird need to be worried) “No because Mummy would always come back”.

Arthur “God is looking after him, he is happy”.

Illy “God made everything”.

Joel “God made birds”.

PSHE

Today we had a PSHE Circle time. We looked at pictures and discussed how we know when other people or ourselves are ‘Feeling Happy’. Our emotion friend (puppet ‘Red’) came to help us all share something that makes us feel happy. When we hold the candle it is our turn to speak, we must show respect and listen to our friends. At the end of the circle time we danced to the song ‘happy’.

To make us all feel happy, Miss Mackay set up ‘Reception Class Special Day’.

 

September 2019

Nature

First we made a mind map to re-cap ‘The Creation Story‘.

Next we looked at some ‘wow’ pictures of the beautiful world that god created. These pictures made us feel “happy” and they look “special”.  We talked about what we think is special about gods world.

“Fish” – Filip. “All animals” – Illy. “Flowers and Animals” – Eabha.

Our activity was to created a picture of something we think is ‘special’ from the world god created.

Raheem created a picture of “fish under the sea”.

Ilaria loves “trees and parks” so she used pencil to draw a picture.

Kahlo created her own mind map of 7 days of the creation story.

 

RE Day

This week was RE Day, it was split into 4 activities to learn and celebrate the new St Mary’s Mission and Values statement. We read  and acted out the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 during ‘Godly play’. We discovered meditation and how we use that as a time to reflect spiritually. As a whole class we made bread, and ate it all! This will inspire our writing on Monday.  We looked at stained glass windows and talk about how we find these in churches, we made our own to put up in school.

  • “ Meditation made me feel relaxed” – Kebron
  • “Feeding the 5000 was a miracle!” – Miah-Mae
  • “1, 2, 3… 12 disciples!” – Whole class counting

 

What is precious to you?

We talked about what precious means and thought of examples of what is precious to us. We learn’t about the world that god created in 7 days and how the world is Precious to god.

  • “I made a world like God created out of the foam” –Umar
  • The children’s main idea was that God thinks animals are “precious”. During free flow they role-play being God and looking after all the animals.
  • Khyro held the candle at the front of the class while we said a prayer thanking God for making the world.

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