Welcome back and Happy New Year!
We loved celebrating NSPCC number day! We had lots of fun taking part in maths activities with our Year 6 buddies, indoor and out! We loved learning all about the amazing Italian mathematician Fibonacci and creating our very own Fibonacci nature patterns on Forest Friday!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Gung Hay Fat Choy! 🐇
What a fabulous start to the Lunar New Year. The children are really enjoying learning all about Chinese New Year and today we took part in our very own dragon dance around our school, what fun!
Dragon Dance 🌟
Marvellous Mathematics 🌟
Growing 6, 7 and 8 🌟
Comparing capacity 🌟
What an exciting week in Reception! This week we have been intrepid explorers! Inspired by our story 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers, we packed for our exciting adventure to find our story character Penguin in Antarctica in the South Pole. Inspired by the explorer from the past Robert Falcon Scott, we packed our suitcase full of all the things we will need for our expedition to Antarctica before exploring the snow outdoors. On Wednesday, we had to help rescue our frozen animals from the ice! We were super scientists and the children thought of amazing ideas to help melt the ice. On Friday, we celebrated Penguin awareness day by moving like a penguin and taking part in a great penguin waddle relay! We loved researching penguins and drawing and labelling a penguin.
What a wonderful Winter themed week! This week we enjoyed reading our Winter themed story 'Let Me Come In'. We loved learning to retell the story and perform the story using the story language and exploring and using our new and exciting vocabulary scolded, settled & tale. We had lots of fun drawing and labelling our story characters and writing simple sentences and captions about our story. In phonics we have been learning our new digraphs ar, ur, oo (long sound, e.g. spoon) and or. In Maths we have been learning about equal and unequal and exploring the composition of numbers to 5 using 2 and 3 groups of numbers that make fabulous 5. On Tuesday afternoon we had a wonderful visit from the RNLI who taught us about water safety and we learnt about the four rules to keep us safe. We have been enjoying listening to stories about Winter each day. After sharing 'Robin's Winter Song' we enjoyed learning more about Robins and creating our own Robins. What a fun week we have had in Reception!
Fun on Forest Friday! Today we went for a walk looking for different signs of Winter. We saw a squirrel, a robin and other birds looking for food. We had lots of fun creating and making pine cone feeders to help care for the birds this Winter. We placed them all around our outdoor learning classroom so we can enjoy bird watching
We had lots of fun learning about water safety with the RNLI. 💙
Marvellous Mathematics- The fabulous five! 🌟
It has been lovely to hear all about the children's magical time over Christmas and they have enjoyed sharing and writing about their gifts.
This week we have loved exploring Winter by brainstorming and creating a vocabulary word bank and using this to create a class Winter poem 'Winter is...'.
We have enjoyed creating snowflakes by folding and cutting paper and reflected how snowflakes are just like us. Each one is special and each one is unique!
In Maths we have been learning about 'Zero the hero' developing our understanding that zero is one less than one and it means there is nothing there it is 'all gone'.