We had lots of fun this morning within our Continuous Provision. We had towers being built, rockets being created, nursery rhymes in the Maths room, reading, threading and much more!
The children have worked very hard this morning.
Firstly, the children worked extremely hard in English learning all about question marks and trying very hard to form all their letters and come up with silly questions. Next, the teamwork and encouragement within Continuous Provision was a delight to see. Well done Reception, you superstars!
This week our story of the week is 'Ketchup on your Cornflakes'
In our English lesson we asked each other silly questions about what we would put with ketchup. We then started writing questions starting with 'do you like'
Reception class then learnt all about question marks and when they are used. The children had a go at trying to draw a question mark after their question.
We had some fantastic questions. Do you like jam in lemonade? Do you like ketchup on cake? Do you like jam on a burger?
Well Done Reception
Today we made our own Play Dough
Today Reception class made their own Play dough. They listened well to instructions, measured out ingredients, worked together and used their imagination. The focus was to create food coloured Play Dough. Once the children had made the Play Dough they then went into the malleable materials area and started making different foods. The children used different tools to create their food using the Play Dough. They made buns, biscuits, cakes and muffins.
Well done Reception. It was lovely to see so much teamwork and kindness within the classroom from following the instructions making the Play Dough, to sharing the tools needed to create your Play Dough food.
What super Maths Reception Class.!
Linking our Maths activity to Winter, which is this half terms topic, the children had to form numbers depending on how many buttons their snowman had, how many snowflakes were falling from the sky and how many balls of snow their snowmen were made from. This activity within continuous provision is brilliant for supporting counting skills, number formation and fine motor.
Our focused Maths task today was to create number blocks using cubes, then order them correctly. This activity is also brilliant for fine motor skills as connecting the blocks needs lots of pressure.
Within continuous provision we have numerous activities set up ready for the children to learn all about winter. In the water tray on Monday we had three huge pieces of ice for the children to investigate and when the children came into school on Tuesday they were surprised to see water. A discussion took place about how when ice melts it turns to water. In fine motor area the children in Reception have to copy the pattern into the blue sand and in the malleable materials area some children made snowmen out of Play Doh.
What fantastic learning Reception!
Our Song of the Week- Five currant buns!
Our song this week is five currant buns. The children have learnt this nursery rhyme and are now linking this to Maths. Each day the children are given five pennies and when singing the song they buy each bun by putting a penny underneath the picture. This encourages 1-1 correspondence, improves number skills and fine motor.
Well done Reception Class.
Our Story of the week- The Giant Jam Sandwich
This week our story has been 'The Giant Jam Sandwich.'
In English today the children discussed which sandwich filling is their favourite. We had some great answers- marmalade, ham and cheese. Yummy!
The children then wrote the word for their favourite sandwich filling. Tomorrow, the children will discuss and write which sandwich filling would be horrible to eat!
First week back at forest school!
This week the children took a trip to forest school to explore what had happened to the apples and the leaves on the trees over half term. The children found that some of the apples had fallen to the ground. Some were nice and fresh, ready to be eaten and some had started to show signs of decay or had been eaten by insects and animals.
The children then explored how the enormous amount of rain we have had has affected the ground. They loved being able to jump in the mud and explore how soft the ground was and the noises it made.
Fun in P.E
In P.E the children are learning ball games this half term. During the warm up the children travel in different ways around the room. The children are fantastic at creating different ways of travelling. All the children thoroughly enjoy P.E and enjoy learning new skills.
Well done Reception it is lovely to see you all having lots of fun in P.E
Music on Monday
Over the last couple of weeks the children have been learning Music on a Monday afternoon. The children have also been to the Music room for some of their music lessons. They loved exploring the sound of instruments and discovering a range of different instruments. The children have learnt new vocabulary including pitch and rhythm. Reception class have also learnt how to copy a Rhythm.
Well done Reception. It has been wonderful seeing how interested and enthusiastic you are towards your Music lessons.
Reception class love going to Forest School. They explore the area, run around, complete activities, climb and much more. As a class within the last couple of weeks we have looked for signs of Autumn. The children found conkers, conker shells and leaves falling from the trees. They said this was a sign of Autumn. Last week the children took litter pickers up to Forest School to help collect litter and tidy up. The children enjoyed this responsibility and they were very cross at people dropping litter!
Our Reception Class joined lots of mums and dads and grandmas and grandads for our annual coffee morning to raise money for the MacMillan Charity. They had lots of fun and plenty of cake, that's for sure! It was lovely to see so many of our own mums who were able to stay and meet each other for the first time. We are looking forward to some of our parents joining us for our Family Forest Fun session on Tuesday 5th October at 2.15pm.