Sunday, 7 February 2016

Spring Term Week 5

Once again another busy week in Reception.   We have been learning about Chinese New year.  The most popular activity this week was the ‘Chinese take away and restaurant’ which was set up in the role play area.  The children were all very involved in making food, menus and carrying out role play in the restaurant.  In Literacy and Understanding of the World we listened to the Chinese New Year Story. During Mathematics we learnt about ordinal numbers through ordering the animals in the Chinese New Year calendar.

Thank you to Mrs Cowley, who came in on Tuesday to share some of her Chinese culture and artefacts.  We finished the week by having our own animal races.

The children have also enjoyed writing Chinese numbers, eating noodles with chopsticks, dressing up in Chinese costumes, making their own dragons, New Year cards and fortune cookies.

On Wednesday we had our first school trip to  Harpenden Library.  The children had a lovely time exploring the books and were mesmerised by some engaging stories.  Thank you to all the parents who helped with the trip.

The children especially enjoyed having their parents in and sharing their learning journals.  They were very proud to show their work and talk about their learning. Thank you for your continued support.

Next week we will be preparing for the season of Lent. On Shrove Tuesday we will be learning about why we have pancakes and hopefully we will be able to make some. On Ash Wednesday we will be celebrating Mass with Monsignor Turner. 

In Literacy we will be looking at the book ‘Mr Wolf's Pancakes’ and then making our own recipe books.  We will be learning a pancake rhyme which will be performed by the whole class during the school’s poetry recital on Friday. In mathematics we will be learning about capacity and volume.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Angela Moran.

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