Friday, 28 November 2014

Autumn 2: week 4

Our theme this week has been Birthdays and we explored the meaning of Advent and Jesus' Birthday.
In literacy and RE we wrote about the onset of Advent.

We also began learning some of our Christmas songs for our Christmas performance. We definitely have many budding singers.

We enjoyed making our own Christmas tree decorations and placing some of these on our school Christmas tree for 3K's Advent assembly.

In maths we looked at money for 'Financial Capability' week. This was a tricky concept to grasp but we were all money superstars by the end of the week.

During PE we enjoyed an indoor athletics session. The organiser commented on how well behaved reception were and their knowledge of what makes our bodies healthy:

Here are some other things we got up to this week:

Next week in literacy we will be looking at books from our bookstart packs that the children will receive. In maths we will be reviewing all the things we have learnt so far this Autumn term.
We will continue to practise for our Christmas performance and create some more Christmas arts and crafts.

The travelling crib will also begin its journey at the start of Advent next week...

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Goring

Friday, 21 November 2014

Autumn 2: week 3

This week we learnt about 'beat the bad' week and 'colour'. We read several 'Elmer' stories and explored mixing colours to make our own patchwork Elmers:

At the start of the week we had a visiting Author who came into reception. The children were all enthralled by meeting an author and they all said how much they love reading.

In maths we learnt about addition number sentences and wepractised making the + and = signs

In literacy we read several Elmer stories and we found words that we could make rhyme with actions the elephants made e.g. hop, bop, pop.

In PSED, Elmer demonstrated that we should celebrate that everyone is different and unique. We ended our week on 'beat the bad' by attending a lovely assembly performed by year 5 demonstrating that we should treat each other with kindness.

Here are some other things we have got up to this week:

Preview of learning for next week:

Our theme for next week is Birthdays, which is also our new RE topic. Please bring in a photograph or object from a Birthday for show and tell next week.  Next week is also financial capability week so reception will learning about different coins and their values. In literacy we will be writing about Birthdays and the onset of Advent.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Goring

Monday, 17 November 2014

Speaking and listening timetable

Please find attached the updated Speaking and listening timetable. Please note that this week beginning 17.11.14 has been replaced by W/B 24.11.14. Therefore, this week is 'Colour' and next week is 'Birthdays'. If you have already brought in your item for Birthdays then please bring in your colour item the following week.

Week beginning
Theme for the week
Suggestions for items
WB: 03.11.14
Photographs or paintings of fireworks
WB: 10.11.14
Something you have collected on an Autumn walk
WB: 17.11.14
Colour mixing
WB: 24.11.14
A photograph from a family birthday
WB: 01.12.14
A repeating pattern you have made
WB: 08.12.14
A nativity scene
A Christmas model or picture

Many thanks,

Miss Goring

Friday, 14 November 2014

Autumn 2: week 2

We have had another busy and fun week in reception. Our theme this week was Autumn. We enjoyed going on an autumn walk, collecting autumn objects and learning about the changes that happen during Autumn. We used the leaves we collected to make leaf artwork in relation to the story 'Leaf man':

During Literacy we wrote our own extract about Leafman and attempted simple sentences explaining where the wind might take Leaf man. 

During Maths we focused on 3D shapes, we explored the edges, corners and faces of 3D shapes and identified that the faces are 2D shape names that we already knew. Here we are describing 3D Shapes to each other:

Digging for 3D shapes

Here are some other things we have got up to this week:

Next week we will look at the story 'Elmer' in relation to our theme of the week being colour and anti bullying week. In maths we will be focusing on adding and taking away.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Goring

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Autumn 2: week 1

The children have come back to school after half term enthused, eager to learn and ready to have fun.

This week our theme was fireworks. We learnt about bonfire night, Guy Fawkes and how fireworks are used within celebrations. We created our own firework pictures during EAD and wrote a list of firework sounds and a sentence explaining where we had seen or heard fireworks during Literacy:

In maths we focused on finding less than a number and taking away:

In PE we continued to explore movement through dance.

Here are some others things we got up to this week:

Preview of learning for next week:
Our theme next week is Autumn. In Literacy we will study an Autumn story with autumnal pictures. In relation to this we will go on an Autumn walk and use objects we collect in the environment to create our own autumn pictures. In maths we will be exploring 3D shapes and properties.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Miss Goring