Mrs Hammerton : Reception


We have had a very busy first term in Reception and all the children have done really well settling into their new school. Our topic this half term has been  Autumn and the children have loved looking outside at all the changes happening at this time of year. We have been on an Autumn walk all the way around the school grounds in our wellies and collected objects to bring back to the classroom. A highlight for the children was getting very muddy and squelching in the puddles! We used all the objects we collected to help with our learning, these included leaves, sticks and conkers.

In literacy we have read Leaf Man and Stanley’s Stick and have got messy decorating sticks to help them to become magical. The conkers have been used in maths to help us with our counting and to compare weights of different objects. We have also loved looking at the changing colours of the leaves and have made leaf rubbings along with collage hedgehogs.

Most recently we have been reading the story Pumpkin Soup, which has been fantastic at helping the children use all their phonic knowledge learnt this half term. The children had fun weighing an enormous pumpkin and then cut it up to make delicious pumpkin soup which we all tasted!

Finally, in maths we have been working on more and less. We have been drawing bus routes and discussing how many more or less people can get on the bus. This has put the terminology into a real-life situation and given purpose to the learning.

I hope you enjoy a restful half term ready for more excitement after the holidays.

Remember reading books are changed every Monday and Thursday, please write in your child’s reading record so we are aware they have been reading at home. Thank you!