Moonbeam 2016/17

Welcome to Moonbeam!


We have had a very busy start of term exploring our new areas both inside and out and we even had a trip to the Nature Garden in the sunshine. We have been playing lots of games and singing new songs to get to know our new friends.

This week we have been reading ‘My Friend Bear’ and sharing our own stories about special toys and special friends.

This half term has been a lot of fun, we have done so many activities and so much learning. In maths we have been developing our number recognition and learning about repeated patterns. In literature we designed and labelled our own dinosaurs and made our own story maps for Handa’s Surprise.

We also had our trip to the Unicorn Theatre to see The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, it was a great trip; we took the train to London Bridge and then had a walk along the Thames afterwards.

We have had a chance to do lots of drama and we all got to have a go at drumming in a drumming workshop.

Our final half term is upon us, we have so much to look forward to with different visitors coming in, our trip to the farm and of course the sports day in the final week of our Reception year. But we cant possibly forget all the fun and learning that has already taken place, so here’s a little a little snapshot of some of the things we did throughout Spring Term;

Last term we all dressed up as our favourite characters to celebrate World Book Day and even got to meet the author Keilly Swift. She read us her book The Tigon and the Liger and afterwards we got to design our own mixed up animals.

We joined the whole school during Science Week and got a chance to work with a scientist to make things explode.

Throughout the whole of spring term we have looked at different artists and made our own copies using different techniques; Andy Warhol and his printing of ‘Flowers’, Van Gogh and using swirls to create ‘Starry Night’, and Matisse’s collage of ‘The Snail’ linking to our recent mini-beast topic.

We had a great day out in the sunshine at the Horniman Museum, where we went on a mini-beast hunt and saw some incredible animals from all over the world.

Throughout our mini-beast topic we looked at life cycles and were able to get a solid understanding as we nurtured caterpillars in class and observed their changes. Once they had come out of their cocoons we made sure they had some food to help them build their strength before we took them over to the Nature Garden to be released.