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Autumn 1 2019 Reception Rule!

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Reception Rule!

Autumn 1 2019

 

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This project celebrates a new beginning at St. Mark’s and focuses on getting to know each other and building relationships. After becoming settled and familiar with the classroom rules and routines a new member of the class arrives. His name is Austin (an orangutan) and he is unsure how to behave at school. The children are challenged to teach Austin how to become a responsible, kind and friendly member of the class. They will make a ‘How to’ guide explaining all about ‘Reception’ and how to have a fantastic start to St Mark’s, where Reception do indeed 'Rule!'

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What excitement we had this morning when Mrs. Stocchetti phoned us from the playground! She was all in a fluster as she had suddenly seen a mysterious object arrive in the playground and she didn’t know what to do! She asked for our help as there was a note and a basket but there was something moving inside. We raced outside to find a hot air balloon basket had landed! We crept quietly towards to basket, feeling quite nervous....we tried to guess what was inside...nervously we read the note, ‘Please look after this orangutan!’ We slowly pulled away the canopy and there, fast asleep, was an orangutan!!! Yikes! Mrs Stocchetti gently took him out and he woke up....he was very shy but soon he began to talk to Mrs Stocchetti and he said he was called, Austin....he didn’t have a family and was all alone. The children were very quick to reassure him that they would look after him and he could be part of the St Mark’s family. Austin became very excited and started to nibble some of the children’s jumpers!!! ‘Oh dear,’ we thought. Mrs Stocchetti seemed to think that we might need to teach him some manners and how to behave at school! So we agreed to teach Austin all about our St Mark’s values and to look after him....after he had been properly risk assessed by Mrs Watson of course!

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Austin joined us for a story and Tea Set!

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Austin has not had a good start to his week. First he tipped out all the lego and didn't tidy it up. Then he ripped a book and finally, he just can't stop himself from nibbling the children! We all had a very careful think with our special Bernard the Badger (who is our very new Thinking Value animal). We were very good at thinking of ways to show Austin how to behave at school and have become so clever at remembering how to be a good friend. After our discussion Reception have agreed that we will make Austin a special video to teach him our St Mark's values...
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Having fun teaching Austin our school values...

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You have to keep trying Austin...

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You need to learn to concentrate Austin...

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It's good to work together Austin...

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We loved making cakes for our outcome...

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The time came to show off our amazing learning with our parents. We finished our video to share all that we have taught Austin. We wrote invitations to our grown ups and put them into envelopes. We made some chocolate crispy cakes and found out all about what happened to chocolate when it is heated and then cooled. We also made Austin some banana cake as that was his favourite!  We set up lots of challenges for our parents to try and then we were ready for our first project outcome...we were very excited!

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I think that we all agreed...Reception do indeed Rule!
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