Saturday, 18 November 2017

Autumn Walk to Rothamstead Park

We have been continuing to  enjoy learning all about Autumn over the past few weeks. On Thursday 9th November 2017 we were lucky enough to go on an Autumn walk. In our groups we walked along the high street and then into the park. We then split up into our groups and enjoyed collecting different Autumn Objects. We then used these objects to carry out some writing and make some Autumn collages.

We even managed to spend some time in the playground before heading back to school.
In maths over the past few weeks, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The children have enjoyed taking part on shape hunts around the school.

This week in class we have been talking about how we can all be a good friend to someone and what to do if someone is being bullied. To show our support for Anti- Bullying week , on Friday we all wore something blue to school.
Next week in class we are thinking about Autumn leaves and will be using them in some of our activities. Please ensure your child comes to school with suitable clothing to wear outside as it is now getting cold. Could you also ensure that you child has a black jumper and jogging bottoms in their PE kit as some lessons will take place outside.

Many Thanks
Miss Parmley

Monday, 6 November 2017

Week before half term and week ending the 3rd November

Dear Parents , 

We have been having a busy few weeks in Reception.
We enjoyed celebrating the Hindu Festival, Diwali which is known as the Festival of Light. In class the children enjoyed using the Temple role play area and tried on some different traditional India clothing. 

The children enjoyed using rice and chalk to make Rangoli patterns , which are normally made outside a Hindu family home to welcome any visitors. We enjoyed making some Indian sweets called Barfi , which we shared with each other.

In maths we have been exploring repeating patterns using 2 and sometimes 3 steps. Using the Multi link cubes we made some of our own patterns.

Finally to end our Diwali celebrations in class we got to try some Indian food. We tried Naan bread , poppadoms , mango chutney and rice. We really enjoyed trying  some different foods.

Week ending 3rd November
This week in class we have been working hard on recognising 2D shapes ( flat shapes) in class and around the school environment. Lots of us enjoyed going on a shape hunt around school to see what shapes we could find and name.
We have enjoyed playing 2D shape bingo and trying to name the different shapes on the card. We learnt about a shape called a pentagon which has 5 sides and a heptagon which has 7 sides.

As we have been thinking about Autumn this week in class we have discussed different types of foods we might eat and also the changes that happen to the outdoor environment when it is autumn. We enjoyed hollowing out pumpkins in class and painting our own pumpkin pictures.

We are going on our Autumn walk to Rothamsted park on Thursday morning and it is very important that all children have a suitable coat to wear as the weather is now getting colder and we will be outside.

The children are enjoying using the creative station and the junk modelling area , so much so they have used up all of the junk modelling. If you have any junk modelling items that you think may of be use for the children please send them into school.

Thank you for your continued support with your children's reading and words.

Miss Parmley