We are the youngest children at Kidgate! Mrs Maltman and Mrs Brady are our class teachers. Miss Hallion, Miss Barber and Mr Fieldsend help us learn too.
Keep visiting this page to see how we learn and the exciting new things we will be discovering!
The children danced their way down the red carpet to collect their learning journey from Mrs Maltman and Mrs Brady. They have blown us away this year and we are bubbling over with pride. It is with great affection the Early Years team said goodbye and good luck.
A year in reception where friends are found and memories are made!
Roots to Food
Chef Darren spent the day at Kidgate, delighting all the children with his enthusiasm for healthy living. He delivered exciting workshops throughout the day; Reception did an energetic workout with Darren and topped up their energy levels with a banana milkshake.
The Fat Seagull
This week saw the grand opening of our seaside cafe. The children thought up different names and after a vote decided upon The Fat Seagull. Our homework challenge over the holidays was to create yummy treats for our cafe. Together the children and their parents have exceeded all expectations to 'bake' some incredible calorie free sandwiches and cakes.
Our learning this term has been 'In the Garden'. We have explored the different creatures we find in our gardens and grown our very own plants from seed. The children have really enjoyed seeing their seeds grow and watching our caterpillars transform in to butterflies. All this has been made possible by the generosity of our parents and our wonderful welly wall would not have happened without them.
A big thank you also goes to Mr Hobson for taking the fantastic photographs for us to share with you.
We were very proud to invite all our mummies to join us to celebrate their special day. We gave them coffee and cake and told them all about our fabulous learning.
Down on the farm
As our topic this term is down on the farm, we decided to pay a visit to Rand Farm Park to meet all the animals we had been learning about. We got to feed the baby lambs, saw a cow being milked and got to stroke a guinea pig. What a fantastic day!
A very nice man, called Joe, brought us some very special eggs and taught us some new words, like incubator. We patiently looked after our eggs for 21 days and eventually some little chicks appeared. They were so cute and fluffy, we didn't want to give them back!
Zebadee visits Reception
Stacey from the Hedgehog Hospital came to visit us with Zebadee just one of the many patients in her care. The children asked lots of insightful questions and learnt many interesting facts about Hedgehogs. The children in Reception also generously donated food and bedding to create a luxury hedgehog hamper.
Children in Need
Everyone was delighted to take part in and support fundraising for Children in Need. It was a spotastic day!
Twit-twoo! Owl visitors at Kidgate!
We were very lucky to have Sydney the Barn Owl, Neo the Scots Owl and Harry the Eagle Owl visit us from Rushmoor Farm! We all learned lots about how owls hunt and even got to hold Sydney! What a marvellous way to start our week! It was such a hoot!
We retold the story of the little red hen. Having been inspired by the story we baked our own bread rolls. They were delicious.
We had a visit from our local PCSOs. They dropped in to say 'hello', introduce them to us and talk about how they keep us safe. We even got to try on some of the uniform!
This week, in Reception, we have been talking about why some people in Britain choose to celebrate Diwali. Senita, who is Hindu, came to tell us the story of Rama and Sita. She also shared how she celebrates Diwali with her family.
We have made our own Diva Lamps using clay and have learned an Indian dance!
In Reception we have been inspired by the work of the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. We used particular colours to recreate 'Sunflowers'.
Roald Dahl Day!
We had a special visitor at school today...Mr Wonka came to look for the children in Reception and ask them about their learning...but where were they? The children in EY had magicked the characters from Roald Dahl's stories into life from his books to celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday. What a great effort from everybody!
As part of our 'Marvellous Me' topic, we have been busy painting our self portraits.