The Reception children at Michael Faraday School are having some great fun exploring our current class topic all about pirates. We have been learning about some of the tools that the pirates might need on their ship. One of these was a telescope.
A homework challenge was set by the teaching staff to create a telescope with adult helpers at home. The response that came back was amazing! It was wonderful to see so many different styles and colours being used for the telescopes. These are all now proudly on display in the Reception classroom.
The pirate theme has also seen the children thinking of a suitable pirate name. These have been used during the daily registration. We are all looking forward to our trip to the Golden Hinde ship at London Bridge next week. The children will be invited on board by a sailor to have a look around.
Elsewhere in Reception and the children have been learning some new dance moves as part of our understanding of Black History Month. A very special dancer visited the children to help out with these new moves. Traditional dances from Africa and Asia were demonstrated.
Finally our Reception artwork has seen the children create some secret messages in our pictures. The technique of magic squidding has been used. This involves drawing a secret message using a white crayon on a piece of white paper. A darker paint is then shaded over to reveal the secret drawing.