We have all experienced a fun-filled week in Reception and have shown our teachers ‘our brilliance!’ Congratulations to Pumpkins, Sunflowers, and Acorns!
Everyday we have learnt more new facts about Polar animals and used this to create our very own ‘information books’. One child was very excited to share that, “Did you know that Polar Bears have black skin under their fur to help soak up the sun to keep them warm!?” Wow! Fascinating!
Other children have been continuing their thirst for knowledge about Polar Regions at home and bringing in their information in the form of pictures, maps and facts! As always in Reception, there has been a hive of activity and a real sense of having a ‘love for learning and sharing’ in the air. Thank you to all the families who have spent time to help their child ‘research their thirst for learning’. Children are super excited to share their information books and much more at the next ‘Family Friday’ on 8th February next week.
In addition to information books, children have been busy weaving a blanket for the cold Polar animals using strips of paper, creating a cuisenair and numicom numberline, demonstrating high expectations when tidying up and writing sentences using Tricky Troll words and finger spaces. Outdoors, children had a fabulous time with Miss Smith creating a track using the large blocks for riding scooters through.
Next Week: We will focus on different kinds of families.
Book Focus: and Tango makes three. By J.Richardson and P. Parnell
Group Time Focus/Orange Challenge: This week we will be talking about ourselves as babies, toddlers, nursery age and talking about how we have changed; the things we liked then and now.
Maths: We will be learning about subtraction.
PhonicsFocus: Sounds ai ee
Rainbow Challenges: (independent, open ended provision)
Red : To use various mark making tools to create a picture of something that makes you happy.
Blue: To form numerals correctly and place them in the order to form a numberline.
Yellow: To create a book entitled ‘These are a few of my favourite things!’- Children choose their favourite characters to write sentences meaningful contexts with a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end.
Green: To use technology successfully to complete a game-‘TenFrame’ and talk about it afterwards.
Purple: To create a number themed game using equipment such as dominoes and dice.