Reception & Year 1


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Professor Pop-Up

On Thursday 7th December Reception and Year 1 had a special visitor, Professor Pop-Up. Professor Pop-up came to show us his puppet collection. We enjoyed seeing a variety of old, new, big, small, hard, soft puppets. We saw hand puppets, finger puppets, stick puppets, shadow puppets and string puppets. He showed us how to tell a story using the puppets and how to make each different kind move. We also made our own puppets and then created our own puppet show. We had so much fun and loved talking about what we had learned!



Who stole the gold box

When we returned to school after Christmas, we made a terrible discovery! A villain had taken Mrs Chibbaro’s and Miss Sweeney’s gold boxes! The villain had left a note for us to read together. We then had to transform in to superheroes to look for clues! We practiced writing lists and captions of the clues we found, we even found kidnapped toys in the outdoor area! We worked together using our super powers to find the gold boxes and return the toys to our classrooms

A real life superhero comes to visit R/1

3/2 Today we had a special visitor, as a real life superhero came to visit us! We are lucky enough to have one of our parents work as a nurse, and we listened carefully to how she helps people. We looked at the uniform she was wearing and the equipment and tools she had brought in to show us. We looked at different pictures of people who help us in the community, and discussed why they are super! It was very interesting!

Reception used this visit to further their understanding of the world by exploring people in the community. We dressed up as doctors, nurses and even had a fire station in the outdoor role play area for us to become real life superheroes too!

In year 1 we also linked this visit to our History work by comparing modern nurses to our work on Florence Nightingale. We looked at pictures of Florence working as a nurse during the war and compared them to modern times. We practiced spotting old and new things in a picture as well as using historical phrases such as ‘a long time ago, then, in the past’.