May your love grow…

This week has been “Love Week” in Reception.  As part of our Valentines work, we wrote the name of the people we love on a heart.  Then we all went over to Calthorpe Haven to place our hearts on our “Love Tree.”  We recognise that our love grows bigger and stronger, just like the tree.  We then sang a love song to all our friends in school.

Love Tree

On Friday, Reception will be taking a trip over to Calthorpe Haven to place our messages of love onto the branches of the trees as part of this weeks ‘Love Topic.’ Please ensure your child has their wellies, a warm coat, hat, gloves and scarf in school on this day.

Valentine’s Week

This week our focus has been Valentines Day.  We have been talking about the people we love and how we can show people we care for them.  All the children have worked as a team to make heart shaped cookies to share with their family, made bouquets of flowers for their Valentine, used ICT to draw heart shapes (which will then be used to create Valentines cards), drawn portraits of their love etc. Love is in the air, in Reception!

Chinese New Year

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year looking at how Chinese people prepare and celebrate this annual event. We have made Chinese lanterns to symbolise the “Brightness of Spring” and given each other red envelopes with money to share ‘good luck’ for the coming year. We have also learnt about the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac and retold the Chinese New Year story in small groups.