The Enormous Turnip
This week we have continued our topic on Measures by reading the story ‘The Enormous Turnip.’ The children have had great fun using our small world characters, construction, story boards and stick puppets to verbally retell the story and they have enthusiastically joined in with all of the repeated refrains.
The children have also demonstrated how much progress they have made in phonics this week as they are now applying that
The children have also demonstrated how much progress they have made in phonics this week as they are now applying that week as they are now applying that knowledge in their own writing. Here some children have written either part of or all of the Enormous Turnip story whilst other children have written down key people or objects from the story.
Lots of children chose to use pastels to draw and colour some beautiful turnips. The children really looked at the turnips carefully and they chose colours for effect, blending in colours when they wanted to merge different colours together.
Lots of children also chose to make turnips on the play dough table. We think the turnips are amazing. The children were definitely super tryceratops’. The turnips are all so different but so carefully made. Some are so intricate too!
Some children chose to practise their fine motor skills by tracing a very large picture of a turnip. They had to concentrate as there were lots of small, detailed patterns inside the turnip to trace.
Other children chose to practise their fine motor skills by carefully using scissors to cut out and make different ‘Enormous Turnip’ character cones, whilst other children chose to complete different repeating patterns using the characters from the story. Both activities were a bit fiddly. The children really needed to be a tryceratops to complete these tasks.
Finally lots of children decided to be a solveosaurus this week by using a dice to generate different addition sums. The children then used turnips and a part, part, whole model to solve their calculations. It has been another busy week in Reception.