Thursday, 6 December 2018


We have read the story of ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. The story was about a boy who didn’t like vegetables until he tried them and then he realised they actually tasted rather delicious! We talked about the different vegetables in the story. The children were introduced to some different vegetables, so Mrs Corcoran went and purchased them, so we could take a closer look. We have written lists of other foods that we thought Oliver should try and sequenced the pictures from the story. 

In our Maths lessons we have been learning about weight. We talked about what the word 'weight' means and how we can measure the weight of all the vegetables Oliver ate. We used the scales to weigh the different vegetables and discussed our findings. When we were weighing we used words such as heavy, light, lighter, lightest, heavier, heaviest and balanced. We also used sentences to explain our thinking, for example, the spinach weighs LESS than the potato.

We have been learning that Advent is the time when we prepare for the birth of Jesus. As part of our preparations we made our Christmas Cakes. We soaked the dried fruit in orange juice overnight and then added all of the other ingredients. We worked in our colour groups and when we had all made our cake mixture, we added it to one big bowl. We then all had a stir of the mixture and said a little prayer for children who are less fortunate than us. Mrs Stocks took the mixture home and cooked the Christmas cakes. We had a little taste of them at snack time and look forward to icing and decorating them over the next two weeks.

Here are some of the other things we have enjoyed doing.

We have also started to practise our songs for our Nativity Tableau. I’m sure your child has been singing these at home too, we have! It is our Christmas fayre on Saturday. Please come along and join in with the festivities.

The Reception team

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