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Reception

Spring Term - 1st Half

Keeping healthy
We have been discussing different ways of keeping healthy during our Jigsaw sessions. It was fun making fruit salad and understanding what types of foods are beneficial for our bodies. During PE, we learnt that doing exercise and engaging in sport activities also keeps us fit!


Little Red Riding Hood
The children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. They created a text map of the story and later they innovated the story by changing the characters and settings. The children also used different media to paint and make the characters.


1 more/less
In maths, we have been learning to find one more and one less of a given number by completing a maths program on the computer. We practised our computer skills and developed our mouse control.


Measuring
It has been super fun learning to measure the length and height of objects and things. We used unifix cubes to measure our feet and compared them with our friends.


Querk
As part of World Religion Day, the children have been learning about respecting people that are different to them. Then they welcomed a new friend into their classroom named Querk. We discussed in groups how we could take care of Querk and make him feel happy in his new environment.


 

 

Autumn Term - 1st Half

We have all settled well in reception and made lots of new friends. Some of us found it a little tiring at first but we have got used to the longer days and we are having lots of fun exploring our new classes.


The children enjoyed reading the story ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ and worked together to create displays for our classroom doors. We finished the week with a Roald Dahl dressing up day.

As part of our learning topic on ‘Ourselves’, we have been exploring our senses. We went on a listening walk around our school environment and recorded all the sounds we could hear using marks and drawings. It was fun tasting different types of foods blindfolded and describing the taste of each item. Lemon was really sour! We also used our nose to smell lots of different things. Vinegar was very strong and disgusting!

The children have been learning to name 2D shapes and have had great fun making patterns and pictures with them.

We really enjoyed naming different parts of our body and reciting the poem “Sit your Bottom on the Floor.” We later innovated the poem and performed it together using our text map.