Welcome to Reception
We have loved our transition into Reception after our time spent at home. We have enjoyed seeing our friends again and building new friendships with some of the children who have joined our school. We have been very busy getting to know our new teachers, exploring our new classroom and playing with our new toys. We have been learning lots of new things in our Phonics and Mathematics groups and have been showing off the new skills we have learnt in the provision and outdoors.
Fun with Mrs Hughes
Every Friday we have PE with Mrs Hughes. Over the past few weeks we have been exploring the apparatus, developing our listening skills, working hard on our running, target throwing and negotiating space. Mrs Hughes is so proud of how much we are achieving and how our skills are continuously developing.
We have been learning about a famous artist called Frida Kahlo. We were fascinated by the bright colours on her art work. We decided to be artists ourselves by making our own brightly coloured flower crowns and creating our own pieces of art work. We then linked our flower crown work with Elmer, talking about the colours on his patchwork skin. We then had a parade, celebrating that we are each unique, like Elmer. We even wore our flower crowns.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Over the past 2 weeks our focus book has been Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We been very busy exploring the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have been reading the story, acting it out and loved joining in with the repeated refrains from the story. We have been learning new mathematical vocabulary whilst exploring the porridge in a tuff tray, talking about different amounts. We have represented our learning through pictures, paintings and retelling the story. We have also been making and taste testing porridge. We even discussed different ways to make our porridge healthier by adding fruit. However, the most popular topping was syrup! Yummy.
The Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man is our favourite Traditional Tale. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning through this story. We have been building our team working skills, taking it in turns, using our fine motor skills in the creative area to paint a ginormous gingerbread man for our display. We then used the open ended resources to add all of its features. We talked about ingredients and a gingerbread recipe. We washed our hands and then took it in turns to measure out the correct ingredients using scales and all had a go at mixing and rolling the dough. Once the dough was cooked, we all tasted our gingerbread men, delicious. We have incorporated the gingerbread man into our maths and have been exploring representing numbers and using different resources such as numicon. We have also been using dice and we are now great at subitising!