Reception Blog

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Our Reception Classes are Starfish and Seahorses.

Remember:

Thursday – Reading book change

Friday – Show and tell

 

Giant Millipede Encounter

As part of our minibeast topic this half-term we were lucky enough to meet a giant millipede called ‘Creature’. One of our Reception parents, Mrs Yates, brought in her pet millipede and told us lots of interesting facts and information about Creature, explaining that it is called that because she does not know yet if it is male or female.

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Royal Wedding

We had our own celebration in Reception to celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. We came to school dressed in our best clothes and we think you will agree that we look very smart!

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Throughout the day we completed a range of fun activities including dancing and waving flags to cheer the happy couple and also making delicious heart-shaped biscuits that we shared with our New Friend Friday in the afternoon.

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We have frogs!

Over the last two weeks, our tadpoles have gone through some more amazing changes. Some of the changes happened very rapidly overnight. Our tadpoles grew back legs first, then front legs and became little froglets.

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The very next day we came to school in the morning and noticed that some of them had already absorbed their long tails and become tiny frogs.

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We have enjoyed learning about how to look after the tadpoles and what we need to do to help them grow and change. Once they are frogs, the kindest thing to do is return them to the wild and put them back in the pond where they came from. We got our tadpoles from the pond in Miss Ames’ Dad’s back garden so she took them home with her in a plastic tub with airholes and released them. She videoed the process so we could watch what happened a school.

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We are hoping that these frogs will thrive in the wild and grow as adults to lay their own frogspawn for us to look after in Nursery and Reception again next year.

Tadpole update

Our tadpoles are absolutely thriving in their environment. They are enjoying eating lots of boiled, leafy lettuce which they munch on with their tiny teeth. We have recently observed them beginning to change as they have now grown back legs. Soon their gills will disappear and they will swim to the surface of the water to breathe air. To enable them to do this, we have added some small pebbles to the tank which they love to swim in and out of andĀ hide between. Over the next few weeks we are looking forward to seeing more changes as their tailsĀ start to shrink, their front legs begin to grow and they turn into tiny frogs.

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Life-cycles

In Reception we are very lucky to have some live caterpillars and tadpoles.

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We have a range of stories and non-fiction books about them and are learning about how to look after them properly.

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We are observing them closely every day to see any changes that are occurring.

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