Week 1 - Term 4
This week, we have been practicing our counting skills. We have been counting objects up to 20. Sometimes we find it a little bit tricky but we will keep practicing as much as we can. During our forest school session, we decided to use different materials to design the jungle trees. We used a range of materials and really enjoyed feeling the different textures.
We continue to learn about space. The children have enjoyed watching clips of Tim Peake in space, maybe you could have a look at home?
We have been learning facts about space and using our sounds to write sentences about the Solar System.
In maths we have been sharing using counters and used language such as divide, equals, the same and share.
We have been counting in 2s, ask your child how we count in twos.
This week we went on a space walk. We counted down from 10 in our space rocket and blasted off to the moon. We tried different space food, climbed alongside the craters of the moon and hid from the aliens that were trying to find us.
What is beyond the stars?
This week we have been learning the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
The children have been using their mathematical skills by building beanstalks, measuring beanstalks, ordering numbers on a beanstalk.
We are always perfecting our letter formation. We have been writing words and sentences to match pictures from the story Jack and the Beanstalk.
We have built castles and made tube characters.
This week we went on a shape hunt for our Shape, Space and Measure morning. We went around the school looking for lots of different shapes that we could find in every day things. We looked at windows, doors and tables. We were able to find squares, rectangles and circles. We had to look hard for a triangle but finally found one on the top of our PE shed.
In Reception this week have been working really hard to order our numbers to 10. We worked in teams to get the numbered plates in order. It was quite tricky at first but when we started working together we were able to complete the task.
In our Maths this week, we have been looking at ordering numbers to 10. We have done this as a whole class but also had a go in groups. We have been trying really hard to know which number goes first.
Some children said,
'Number 1 goes first'
'I can find all my numbers'
'The number five is in the middle.'
Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term. This term we will be looking at traditional stories.
We continue to learn the story Mrs Wishy Washy.
The children have been very creative and used their painting skills to design their own farm animals from the story.
We have been learning the story of 'Mrs Wishy Washy'.
The children used lots of language to retell the story.
What a fantastic first week we have had in Reception!
The children have all settled well.
We have already begun to learn some of our sounds, ask your child if they remember any of them.
We have played lots of listening games and have been learning each others names.
We have been practising our counting skills to 10 by counting chocolate buttons and then trying to recognise the numeral. We have extended this by discussing 1 more and 1 less.
The playdough has been a huge hit and we have been rolling a squashing the dough, this helps our fine motor skills ready for our writing.
We have also explored the outside area, the children have loved using the climbing equipment and slide.
What a busy 1st week!