This week we are going to be reading instructions to plant a seed. We will then be writing the instructions based on our experience. We are observing flowers and seeing changes over time.
This week Redberry have been making fruit kebabs. We used a sharp tool and went through the safety measures. We used the tools independently. We made a caterpillar using strawberries and grapes. We talked about healthy choices and counted the grapes in 2's.
This week we will be learning about the life cycle of a chick. From our ezperie ces of having chicks hatch in the learning environment, we will be writing the events using our phonectical understanding. We also be learning about addition. We will also be discussing what makes a good friend and how to solve conflicts. In PE we will be learning about ball games and different sports that involve balls.
This week we are learning about the book 'Chicken Licken.' We are learning to be an author and making our own books. We will be using technology to make the front cover and write the book inside. In maths we will be learning our numbers to 20 one more and one less.
Look at all the things we have been learning about this week.
This week we will be learning about the alternative version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ We will be learning to write sentences using our phonetical knowledge. In maths we will be learning to recognise numerals to 20 and attempt to write them. We will be representing the numerals in different ways and looking at the place value of 2 digit numbers.
In the first week back after the Easter holidays we will be learning about the traditional tale ‘Red Riding Hood.’ We will be learning to make our own story maps to help us write a sequence of sentences when writing a story in order. In maths we will be learning numbers to 20 and having a deeper understanding of the numerals.
This week we will be looking at ‘Solomon the Crocodile.’ We will also be learning about Easter and the Easter story. We will be using technology to draw and write a label or a sentence. We will also be learning about time and sequencing events in our everyday lives.
The children have been celebrating their mum's talking about how amazing they are and what they do to help us. In celebration the children have been making cards and chocolate treats. They have had lots of fun following instructions to make the yummy chocolates.
This week is assessment so we will be assessing the children in all areas. In the provision we have linked to Easter and Mother's Day to celebrate routines and rituals at home.
The children have loved being artists such as Van Gogh drawing flowers. We drew the daffodils on the table and talked about the changes a plant goes through, similarities and differences.
Maths - 2D and 3D shapes
They children have been exploring shape in the real world when making a burger such as
Cheese slide - square (cut in half triangle)
Ham slice - square (fold in half rectangle)
Cucumber - circle
Ice cream cone - cone
Can - cylinder
Packaging - cuboid
This week is Stem week and we are learning about science. Our focus is on Nottingham inventions and we are looking at the invention of brown sauce. Our theme will be around McDonalds to link to the children’s interests. We will be making tomato sauce (favourite sauce of theirs) and making menus. In maths we will be exploring and describing 3D shapes used in McDonalds.
The children have loved starting the week off litter packing in the dump of the jungle to save the animals from being endangered.
This week our book of the week is ‘The ugly five.’ We will be learning to talk about a character from the story using new vocabulary and describing words. We will also be learning to relate to the characters in the story based on their feelings. In maths we are learning one less than a number using concreate objects. We will be also learning to represent our understanding through drawings.
This week we are continuing with the book ‘Rumble in the jungle.’ He will be focusing on blending and read words to match to a picture. We will be learning to label and add captions in writing. In maths we are learning to add finding the total.
This week we have been learning to use tools carefully to hammer in nails into a block of wood with tricky words on.
We talked about how you need to wear a hardhat to keep her head safe and a hi vis to warn others they are working with dangerous objects.
The first week after half term our new topic is ‘Where the wild things are!’
The first book of the week is ‘Rumble in the jungle.’ We will be coming up with adjectives to describe the animals and segment and blending. We will be learning about more and less in maths and focusing on our vocabulary from the book such as rustling etc.
Thanks to all the parents and carers who came to the phonics party. I hope it was useful and gave you some inspiring ideas of things to do at home and an insight into things we do at school. The children had lots of fun playing phonics pass the parcel and phonics instructions.
Communication and language - Firefighters
Have a look at our displays. Highlighted in green is the vocabulary we have been working on this week. The children are using them in their communications modelled in the provision.
Safer Internet Day
Today in Reception. We talked about how we go online; I-pads, tablets, phones. We also talked about what our favourite way was to go online. We discussed what we enjoy doing online such as playing games, youTube, Netlfix etc. We had a discussion about making good choices and the different symbols online that mean yes or no to help us make a good choice.
This week we will be continuing with the book ‘Traction Man.’ We will be learning new vocabulary to use in our play and learning about longer, shorter and taller. We will be assessing the children this week in phonics for their sounds and key words.
This week our book of the week is ‘Traction Man.’ We will be learning new vocabulary and using it in our play. We will also be learning about longer, shorter, taller.
This week our book of the week is ‘Superhero Hotel.’ We will be learning to talk about the texture of the materials and combine them using different tools to create. We will be solving maths problems and using a strategy to help us count a random arrangement of items up to 10. We will be completing a big write in literacy to write instructions to be a superhero.
This week we will be learning to match objects that cannot be moved to the numeral. We will be segmenting and blending to read simple sentences in instructions.
We now have a Tesco in our maths area to help us learning about maths through play!
We have been learning to jump in different ways, land safely when jumping off objects and balancing on beams.
This half term our topic is ‘Superheroes of the world.’ The first two weeks we will be learning about our lead text ‘Supertato.’ We will be making a list of things we need to be a superhero and counting to ten in maths. We will be learning new sounds to help us segment and blend unfamiliar words.
This week our book of the week is ‘Dear Santa.’ We will be writing letters to Santa this week and adding single digit numbers to 5!
This week our book of the week is ‘Jolly Christmas Postman.’ We will be having phonics quizzes this week to see how well we are doing. We are aiming to write out Santa letter for next week!
For the Christmas Fair we have been making chocolate rice crispy reindeer cakes. We had lots of fun!
This week we are learning about ‘Stick Man.’ We will be sharing how we celebrate Christmas and writing about how to write a tag on a present.
This week our book of the week is ‘The Windy Day.’ We are learning to segment and blend simple words. We are also learning about more or less in maths.
This week we are still looking at our lead text ‘leaf man.’ We are concentrating on segmenting and blending simple words like cat, dog, man. You could practise this with their reading books at home.
After half term we will be starring our new topic ‘Autumn and Winter.’ Our main lead book is ‘Leaf Man.’
Check out our new reading shed!
This week is Halloween week. Our book of the week is ‘ Pumpkin Soup.’ Have a look at our spooky learning environment!
This week we are learning about rhyme and 2D shapes. Our book of the week is ‘Mad about dinosaurs.’
Look at our learning environment this week!
Our book of the week is still ‘Dinosaurs love underpants.’ The children have loved learning about this book. See below the learning environment.
The children have loved making dinosaurs in the outdoor area using their feet. We mixed blue and yellow to make green. We then painted our feet and printed them on paper. Some of us wanted pink dinosaurs instead.
We learnt about positioning - in, on, under, behind. We then talked about position of ourselves.
We have really loved our reading area this week. We have new pop-up books and feely books. We also have dinosaur magazines!
We are learning about ‘Dinosaurs loves underpants.’ Have a look at our learning environment this week.
We are learning about rhyme this week. Our book of the week is ‘Dinosaur Roar!’ Below are some of the activities around the room.
The children have been doing some fantastic learning in the environment!
This week the children will be learning about looking after their teeth. We have a new role play area and will be having a visit from the dentist! We are also beginning brushing buddies! We can't wait!
We have been learning about healthy and unhealthy food. We sorted some food as a class. We talked about how it is important to have a balance diet.
We have loved listening to dinosaur songs in the music area using the headphones.
This week we have been learning to recognise and write our names. Here are some examples of the work we have been doing in class.
This week in Maths we have been learning to count to 5. We have tried to count out objects up to 5. Some have also matched the numeral to the correct amount of objects. Well done! :)
We have been learning a new song called, 'Dinosaur stomp.' We listen to the music first and talked about how it made us feel. After we tried to tap to the music. We then pretended to play instruments. Next we used different instruments to play to the beat of the music. We had so much fun! We talked about the different sounds some of the instruments make; low sound, high sound.
A lot of the children have been working on their relationships and settling into school. The children have done incredibly well and all the staff are very proud of the children! Here are some photos of the children working together and building relationships in school.