Welcome to Reception!

 We have been busy bees this half term!

Can you see us making autumn potions, making pumpkin soup, creating magical sticks or collecting autumn treasures in the photographs below? 

Our recent topic 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. We jumped in puddles and got muddy! We then studied our autumn treasures and used them in lots of creative ways to aid our learning e.g. printing, sinking, painting, counting, singing, sharing.

 

In literacy we have read Leaf Man and Stanley’s Stick and we enjoyed choosing our own sticks to decorate and make them 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 our own blackberry paint, leaf prints and spiky clay hedgehogs.

Most recently we have been reading the story Pumpkin Soup, which has been fantastic at helping the children use all their new phonics knowledge . The children had fun weighing an enormous pumpkin and then cut it up to make delicious pumpkin soup which we all tasted. some of the children asked for second helpings!!

 

 

The children have also learnt how to use the classroom resources inside and outside and they have completed challenges, tasks and activities in all our areas of learning.

Our maths has seen us describing shapes, counting sets of objects, arranging sets,  grouping objects, comparing numbers and weighing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tadpole news...

Our tadpoles are happily swimming around in their new tank. The children are really enjoying watching them wiggle around their new home! We are still waiting for signs of their legs growing... check back soon for more updates!!

We have been planting seeds this half term. All the children have planted, watered and cared for their broad bean seed and we are very proud to see our first few shoots coming through! We will be sending these home shortly so you can hopefully have a crop of beans in a few weeks time!

Here are some photos of some of the other activities we have enjoyed during our topic this half term...

 

 

ur 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!

We have been learning how to log onto our school IPADs this week. We know how to enter a special code and navigate to a program. We have been using the IPADs to take photos too!

We are loving learning to read and write. We have been writing about the models we have made. What super progress we are making!

Look at our maths work! We are thinking about ways of making 5 and 6. What two numbers do you know that make 5 or 6?

 

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!