We have had a very exciting week in Reception thinking about different ways we can celebrate birthdays. We have been very busy becoming party planners, and planning a surprise party for Mr Muddles and Mr Snapples. It has been super busy… We have been making lists of the items we need for a party using our phonics knowledge, cutting out pictures to design a healthy and unhealthy party plate. During our adult-led learning in maths, we have been designing and creating our own wrapping paper with repeating patterns, we were so impressed with the way the children challenged themselves with two or more colours and shapes.
Yesterday, it was a real pleasure to talk with so many families during the learning conversations about the wonderful start that the Sunflowers, Acorns and Pumpkins have had in their first year of school. Thank you to all the families that attended these learning conversations.
Reminders for next week:
School is closed 22nd November – Staff INSET day.
Snuggle with a story: Children will meet you in the library at 2:30pm on their designated days. Please be advised on your child’s designated day pick up will be from the Library door.
Optional Tapestry/ Home Challenge:
To build and create your own musical instrument out of recycled materials. You could make a guitar, a drum or a shaker. See example link below:
Next week’s learning: We will continue our Celebration theme by thinking about the colours, sounds and dance movements we can hear/see in Carnivals.
Book Focus: A range of stories and non-fiction texts around the theme of ‘Carnivals’
Group Time Focus: this week we are looking forward to spending time with the children in the different areas of the provision, extending play and developing social interactions.
Maths: Ordering numbers 1-10 and beyond.
Phonics Focus: sounds ck (end of the words such as ‘clock; and ‘sock’) and e.
Rainbow Challenges (independent, open-ended provision).
Red Challenge – To make a carnival hat.
Blue Challenge – To ask friends ‘what is your favourite instrument?’ and then complete a tally to find out which is the most popular musical instrument in Sunflowers, Acorns and Pumpkins.
Yellow Challenge – To independently write a list of CVC words.
Green Challenge – To play purposefully in the outdoor provision.
Purple Challenge – To make up a dance routine in response to different music and perform to the class.