Reception 2020 - 21
WC 12/10/20 This week, we read the story A Squash and A Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. We retold the story together and we used a hoop as the house. Some of us pretended to be the animals and it was funny when we were all squished into the hoop! After that, we used Lego and small animals to make our own version of the story and retell it to our friends.
We have been busy with number work this week. We have been counting, matching numbers, sorting and creating patterns. We are good at recognising some amounts and we don't even need to count them - we just know how many there are. We are loving Phonics work too and we know lots of letter sounds already!
WC 5/10/20 We have loved listening to lots of good stories this week. We have learnt so many new words from the books and we have been recreating some of the stories in our play. Some of the stories remind us of the importance of being kind and sharing things with our friends. We have been trying to be kind and thoughtful when we are working together.
It has been lovely to see the sunshine this week too. We have spent a lot of time outside exploring our school grounds and noticing nature and the beautiful things around us. We used things we could find outside to make faces and patterns. The grass had just been cut too, so we had a brilliant time making nests!
We have been busy doing many activities that help us to build strength in our hands and fingers. We enjoyed learning how to peel an orange this week! Lots of us had never done it ourselves before and we were very proud when we did it!
WC 28/9/20 This week we have been reading a story about a little boy who makes a very strange cake for a tea party with his cuddly toys. So, we made our own strange cake using the same recipe! Some of the children bravely tried it and it wasn't as bad as they thought it might be!
We have also been doing lots of activities that make our hand muscles stronger. We have used water, play dough, tweezers and coloured sand.
WC: 21/9/20 We have had a great week in Class R! Peter Rabbit left some radishes for the children to try - they thought they were rather hot! We had some left over so we left them in the Secret Garden to see if they would tempt Peter Rabbit and they did! The children were amazed to find them nibbled and squashed. We had been learning that rabbits can do quite high jumps so 'J' left a radish up on the side of the climbing frame and Peter managed to get it! The children had fun at "Carrot Cafe" learning how to chop and grate carrot. They enjoyed using knives and graters - and tasting the carrot of course!
We were pleased that it was so dark and rainy on Friday because we learning about the letter 'p' and we lit a candle so that we could have a go at puffing it out (safely of course). The candle light made our classroom very cosy!
WC: 14/9/2020 It's been a busy couple of weeks as the children settle into their new school. They have been amazing and it feels like they've been here for months! They have spent a lot of time outside enjoying the lovely weather. The children were very excited this week because there was a special visitor in the Secret Garden.....we think it was Peter Rabbit! We looked at the clues left behind and came up with some cunning plans about how we might be able to see him without scaring him away. We've been drawing some rabbits too. We are hoping he will come again next week....we are ready to hunt for clues from his visits! 'C' said this week, "I don't want to leave big school ever, it's so much fun!"