Welcome to Reception
Class Teacher: Mrs Curtis
Teaching Assistants: Miss Bufton
PPA Cover: Mrs Pennington
- Autumn Term Newsletter
17-10-16 – Pumpkins and Autumn
This week our learning was around the theme of pumpkins and autumn. Children explored pumpkins in many areas of their learning. We continued to think about the changes that happen during autumn and also practiced out harvest songs.
We described pumpkins using lots of wonderful adjectives and wrote poems about them too.
We carved a pumpkin and used it as part of our small world play.
We measured pumpkins using non-standard units.
We looked for features of autumn outside.
We sang autumnal songs.
10-10-16 – The Little Red Hen
We have started to look at the world around us and understand the changes that are happening outside. We have also been learning a lot about harvest as we practise our singing of harvest songs.
We drew story maps and retold the story of the Little Red Hen.
We made bread.
We role played harvesting corn outside.
We mixed colours and made different shades.
How to Catch a Star
Our topic this half term is …. SPACE
We have been learning about different things to do with space based around a different book each week.
We wrote story maps to retell and change the ending for the story. We had some super ideas for how we could catch a star!
Alien’s Love Underpants
We explored shadows and made shadow puppets. What an exciting and fun afternoon we all had! We also made some clay aliens. Manipulating the clay was new to most of us but we all tried hard to make an alien.
We experimented with different materials to find the best, waterproof, material for Baby Bear’s helmet. We found out that plastic was the best material to keep dry!
We team up with Nursery every Monday to go on a Muddy Monday Welly Walk. Each week we have a morning full of adventures, problem solving, creative thinking and fun!
10-10-16 – Scarecrows
This week for Muddy Monday we focused on emotions and how we can tell how someone id feeling from their facial expressions. Mr Scarecrow had a sad face so we helped Mr him find his Mummy. We worked as a team to put her back together. After that we did a gross motor and fine motor focus in the playground with chalk. Our write dance was to the song, I’m a dingle Dangle Scarecrow!
26-9-16 – Stanley’s Stick + Den building
12-9-16 – Mud Pies & Woodland Warrior Badges
19-9-16 – We’re going on a wolf hunt!
Physical Development – Rugby Tots
Physical Development – REAL PE