In our maths lessons we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. On Muddy Monday we went for a walk to see what shapes we could see in the environment. Ask your children about what shapes we found!
This week we read the story ‘Digi Duck’ to help us understand about internet safety. We also introduced the concept of Warm and Fuzzies to the children. We talked about what makes a good friend and how we treat others. Children caught being a good friend or showing kindness to someone else they were given a warm and fuzzy (fluffy pompom) to put into the fish bowl. Once the bowl is full the children will be rewarded.
Today children paid a £1 to dress up for Children in Need. There were some very colourful, spotty children in class today. We also had the chance to collect spots as part of the children in need school competition. The winner will be announced soon.
This week we have been continuing with our theme about Birthday celebrations. We read the book ‘Kippers birthday’ and spent the week planning a party for Kipper, thinking about what we thought Kipper might like. In the story Kipper was turning 5 like the children in Reception. He made and sent out invitations to all his friends in his class at school. Our children choose a friend in the class to write and send an invitation to. They have also been involved in planning a party, thinking about the food and games that would be eaten and played.
We have written lists, made birthday cards, wrapped presents and come up with party games to play.
During our language for thinking sessions we have made jelly. Some children remembered the language from last week like dissolved, melt, solid and liquid. We also made cupcakes which the children really enjoyed making.
The week was finished off with a party to celebrate Kippers birthday.
Everyone had lots of fun!
Friday 10th November we had a parent’s phonics workshop. Parents were invited into the Reception classroom to find out all about phonics taught in Reception and how this relates to their children’s reading and writing.
Then parents were invited to work with their child and make 6 phonic games using the resources provided. These resource packs went home to enable parents to continue playing these games with their children at home.
This week our focus has been all about Birthday celebrations. The children have been involved in lots of fun activities based around the book ‘The Toys party’. In the story Kipper wanted a party but no one could come so he had a toy party instead. He made a cake using cornflakes, baked beans, ketchup, sugar and jam. Children were able to recreate the cake as one of the activities. Some even tasted it…
Children have blown up balloons, made playdough cupcakes, counted out candles and lots of other party related activities. The week was finished off with the children bringing in a favourite toy and having their own toy party. Lots of dancing and games were involved.
Everyone had lots of fun!
As part of our maths learning this week we have been using the language tall, taller, tallest, long, longer, longest, short, shorter and shortest. We have been involved in lots of activities that saw us measuring ourselves and our friends. We were also able to get ourselves into height order with a lot of help from the teachers. We learnt that Helen is the tallest child in the class and that Jason is the shortest child in the class. We will measure the children again later in the year to see how much they have grown.