We really enjoyed having everybody in our classroom on friday morning, we shared our activities and games. We hope everyone enjoyed sharing their year in reception with our last slideshow of the year.
Week beginning- 4.07.2016
This week we have had sports week, reception class have had a very exciting and busy week.
KS1 went to the water park and had lots of fun exploring the castle, swings, zip wire, sandpit and of course the water.
The children were very well behaved and really represented Oldmixon school well. The children had lots of fun travelling to the water park in a coach and then getting to travel back in a double decker bus. Once the sun came out we got to explore in the water, this was super fun and we tried to get all the teachers wet too. We then had our lunch in picnic style and then off we went to see the rest of the school at the beach. We had lots of fun making sandcastle and some of the parent came and joined us on the beach too.
Reception had a very exciting day.
This week we have carried on exploring the Rainforest, we have created a class book on Rainforest animals. The children enjoyed finding out information about the animals and writing about what they look like, where they live and what they might eat.
Here are some examples of what the children have done-
This week in numeracy we have been looking at 'number snakes' counting forward and backwards. The children had lots of fun learning in this way, they were challenged to complete the missing boxes of the snake using numbers up to 20. They also had a go at completing the 'jungle number squares' which challenged them up to the number 100.
This week we have started to explore the Brazilian Rainforest – researching what it looks and sounds like and how it might feel to be in there. The children really enjoyed gathering resources and building their own Rainforests for all the animals in the Rumble in the Jungle poetry book that we have been learning.
We have written descriptions about what the Rainforest looks like and what animals you might find in there. We also created our own Rainforest creature. We drew and named the animals from Hissatoos, Spikey Snakes to Peekacok’s! Then we wrote a description about the animals; from where they lived, what they liked to eat and do and what colours and textures they were – just in case you saw one on your travels!
We have made some ‘number sentence snakes’ to live in our growing jungle with the reflections butterflies. The children enjoyed creating their own number sentences using objects to add and subtract two groups together before recording them on a wriggly snake.
On Friday afternoon we got together with some of the children from Nursery coming up to the Reception Class on September for a Teddy Bears picnic. There were sandwiches, crisps, cakes and squash. We sang some songs, played some games and the nursery children taught us the story of 'Going on a Lion Hunt'. This was all to enjoy some time together as well as raising some money for the Childhood Eye cancer trust.
Next week we are off on a safari to find more out about the creatures that live in the Amazon Rainforest.
This term we are exploring our topic linking the Olympics in Rio and the Country of Brazil through our journey from the Rainforest to the Sea. The link for this is through our focussed book 'The Rumble in the Jungle'.The children have started to learn the poems from the book and retell them through actions and words. They have also enjoyed the story sack containing all the jungle animals from the poems and rhymes and finding out their names.
In literacy we have been focussing on careful handwriting; remembering clear finger spaces, using phonics to support spelling of words, appropriate use of capital letters and fullstops, as well as creating a good sentence. The children have also been practising to write their sight words and notes to their friends, all using their phonic knowledge.
The children have started developing the role play area - The Rainforest and animals.
Following the children's interests, we have set up an exploration trolley, with magnifying glasses, collecting pots, binoculars and mini beast checklists and clipboards to note what small creatures they can find in the environment around them.
We have continued to enjoy the fair weather and our exploration of the children chosen interests, using literacy, mathematical and understanding of the world aspects of learning. We made some butterfly number bonds and explored painting and printing butterflies using symmetry.
On the Thursday, we took part in a whole school celebration of Ramadan and learning about the Islamic faith. The children learnt about Ramadan, The pilgrimage to Mecca, giving of gifts and the importance of thinking about others and they also coloured in patterns and designs on prayer mats and tasted dates.