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Reception

Welcome to Reception

Classroom Teacher: Mrs Sharma

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bhardwaj, Miss Canis


 

Dear Parents,

 

Should you have any questions, please send an email to the following address and I will respond to you as soon as possible.

 

asktheteacher@larchfieldschool.co.uk

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

This week the children have enjoyed learning more about skeletons and singing the 'Skeleton Song'.

 They also enjoyed a savenger hunt on things they liked.

This week we have started our phonics and learned the sounds s, a and t.  The children have worked hard practising writing the letter sounds e.g. for s, 'lead in slide down and around the snake, lead out'. (The rhymes for writing the letters will be sent to you later).  They enjoyed writing in different media (such as porridge and pasta).

In Maths, they have learned about matching and sorting.  In our topic we have learned about 'touch' and words associated with this such as wet, rough, smooth and prickly etc with objects in the tuff tray.

Week beginning 27/9/21

This week the children have learned sounds 'p' and 'i' and we've started blending to read simple CVC words (e.g. pin, sat etc).

 

In Maths, we've been learning about 'comparing amounts' using 5-frame to compare amounts to 5 (using the language of more, less, fewer).

 

In topic, we've been learning about 'hearing' as part of our learning on 'Our senses'.

This week we have learned the sounds 'n' and 'm' in phonics.

Our topic has focused on 'Harvest' and the children have learned its importance as well as where vegetables might grow  e.g.hot countries for oranges.  The children also learned about root vegetables.  We have enjoyed playing guess the vegetable where the children were given verbal clues in order to guess which fruit/vegetable I was thinking of.

In Maths we have been comparing quantities.  The children were introduced to estimating (having a good guess) as to how many spoonfuls of porridge were needed to fill a small container.  We then counted how many were actually needed.  Within this, we also looked at comparing quantities with our containers used and who had the nearest estimate.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on our 'eyes' as part of our topic on senses.  The children have been learning about people who cannot see and how guide dogs help.

The children used mirrors to see the colour of their eyes and make a face (with that eye colour).  This was then used to sort the eye colour and make a pictogram and count the most popular eye colour.  

 

In Maths we have started learning about 'repeating patterns'.  The children have learned that we can use musical instruments to make a repeating pattern and even actions (e.g. stand, sit, stand, sit etc).  

Reception class enjoyed meeting with their Year 5 buddies.  The children are looking forward to their next visit.

 

 

This week the children have been learning about Halloween and how it is celebrated.  

In Maths, the children have been learning to 'subitise' (recognise how many there are without counting, such as numbers on a dice) as well as opportunites for making repeating patterns.

In phonics, they have learned sounds 'd', 'g' and 'o'.

They enjoyed the Halloween party on Tuesday and enjoyed decorating and making their 'ghost' biscuits today.

 

Have a happy and safe half term.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we started our topic of Diwali.  The children watched a short clip of the story where we discussed the characters and the meaning of Diwali.  They sequenced the story as well as re-enacted it using masks.  Earlier in the week, they made clay diwas (we are waiting for them to dry and will then paint them).  

They have learned how the festival is celebrated and we have discussed similarities with Christmas (decorations, families coming together, gifts, cards etc).

In Maths, we have continued 'subitising' with opportunities to say how many eg. spots there are on a dice/ladybird without counting.

 

In phonics, we have learned 'c', 'k' and 'ck'.  

If you go to 'Children', then 'School videos' on our website, I have made a short clip on how to blend words to support your child (link below).

https://larchfield-primary.primarysite.media/playlist/phonics-blending-skills

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on 'Diwali'.  We discussed clothes worn during celebrations and the children looked at a sari.  They came up with some great vocabulary such as 'fabric' and recognised the repeating patterns on it and watched how it is worn.  They enjoyed making coconut barfi (Indian sweet) where we discussed where coconuts grow, the outer shell and how it looks like inside the shell as well as discussing states (solids, liquids).

The children have written gift labels and also written a list of things people do to celebrate Diwali.

In phonics, they have learned 'e' and 'u'.

In maths, we have started learning about circles and triangles and have used vocabulary such as sides, corners, curved and straight etc.

The children have started learning songs for the nativity (details will be sent to you at a later date).

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have started learning about 'Journeys'.  The children were shown a globe and we talked about sea and land and how we might travel to different countries; why we need passports and different means of travel.  

In phonics, we have learned 'r' and 'h'.

In Maths, the children went on a shape hunt.  We have been learning about number 4 (and different ways of making four such as 2 and 2 more, 3 and 1 etc).

We have also been busy preparing for the Nativity (details of clothes to be worn have been sent home).

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on 'Journeys'.  The children listened to a story about a swallow who makes a journey from Africa to England and other animals that he meets along the way.   They were then introduced to the word 'migrate'.

 

The children have worked hard writing luggage labels and clapping syllables to help them hear and write the different sounds.

 

In Maths, the children have looked at artist Kandinsky and shapes used in his work.  They have made their own 'shape picture' and described the shapes they used as well as properties of the shape (e.g. triangle has 3 sides and 3 corners).  They have also looked at number 5.

 

In Phonics, we have learned sounds 'b' and 'f'.  The children have been introduced to tricky words 'my', 'the' and 'they'.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on 'Journeys'.  We discussed which items were needed for a warm holiday as well as a cold one.  The children had writing opportunities for both of these(list writing).  

we also discussed animals used for different journeys (bride and groom might arrive in a horse and carriage).  In India the groom arrives on a horse and sometimes an elephant!

The children heard the story of 'The Magic Bed' and we shared where we might like to go if we had a magic bed.

The children were introduced to 'captions' as a few words to describe something (we see captions in museums etc.).  They did brilliantly at using their phonic knowledge to write captions to describe various pictures (e.g. cat in a hat).

 

In Phonics, the children have learned 'l' and double letter sound 'ff'.

 

In Maths, we have been recognising different groups and saying how many there are (up to 5).

They also found different ways of making 5 (e.g. 3 and 2, 4 and 1, 5 and zero).

 

As per our previous communication, please send in clothes for Nativity by 7th December.

 

Kindest regards

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week the children have been busy rehearsing for the Nativity.  We are looking forward to the performance next Tuesday.

In Maths, the children have been learning about shapes and their properties as well as finding one less with numbers to 5 using a 5-frame.

 

In Phonics, the children have learned the sound 'ss'.

 

In Topic, we have discussed how Christmas is celebrated and similarities with Diwali.

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We are so proud of the children for doing so well with their Christmas performance! Well done Reception class!smiley

 

In Phonics, the children have learned 'j'.

 

In Maths, we have been learning about 4 sided shapes (rectangle and square), properties of these shapes (e.g. they have sides and corners) and the difference between these (e.g. rectangle has two long sides and two short sides).

 

In topic, they have learned about the journey of the Christmas tree for Trafalgar Square.

 

Best wishes for a safe and Happy Christmas.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs, Sharma

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This term our topic is Superheroes.  The children have shared some of their superheroes and things that they do/special powers.  They enjoyed the story 'Superhero ABC' which had alliteration and they enjoyed suggesting alliteration using their names as well as drawing their own superhero and using alliteration to describe it.

 

In Maths, the children have been introduced to daytime and night time and how we know it’s either daytime or night time.  We’ve also been singing songs involving 1 less (5 currant buns etc).  They listened to the story of 'None the number' and different names for zero (e.g. none).

 

The children have also shared their holiday news and wrote about it.  In phonics, they’ve learned ‘v’ and 'w'.

Week beginning 10/1/22

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on Superheroes where we have looked more at clothes a superhero might wear and the type of material that they might be made from.  We talked about different scenarios such as rescuing people from a sinking ship/burning building.  The children came up with some great ideas for material suitability and we discussed words such as 'fireproof' and 'waterproof'.

During their independent learning time, the children experimented with different types of material and explained which was best.

 

In PSHE we discussed 'challenges'.  The children gave things they struggle with such as getting up on a school day and colouring within a picture.  We talked about how they might make us feel and what we could do to help ourselves.  Again, the children came up with some great ideas such as 'have a go' and 'talk about how we're feeling and try and understand'.

During the week they attended a workshop on how to help give themselves good mental health.  They learned about a balanced diet, rest, exercise and not spending too long on electronic devices.

 

In Maths, the children listened to the story of 'The Ugly Five' and learned about 'composition of numbers to 5' and 'comparing numbers to 5'. 

 

In Phonics, they have learned sounds 'x' and 'y'.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

w/b 16/1/22

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on 'Superheroes'.  In small groups, the children designed, named and wrote about the powers of their very own superhero.  They also learned about real superheroes from the past and present (Dr. Bonardo and Marcus Rashford).

 

In PSHE, we discussed 'Never giving up' as part of our theme on 'Dreams and Goals' and they enjoyed listening to the song 'The power of yet' (practise makes perfect).

 

In Maths, they have been learning about weighing items and how they know if something is heavy/light/the same.  We also looked at capacity using vocabulary such as full, empty, nearly empty, nearly full and half full.  The children enjoyed following a recipe on making playdough.

 

In phonics, they have learned sounds z, zz and qu.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

w/b 24/1/22

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week has been a busy week where there has been lots of learning.  We have started our topic of 'Chinese New Year'.  The children listened to the story of the 'Great Race' and the animals involved in the race and why it took place.  The children enjoyed using the masks to re-enact the story.  They learned about the importance of the dragon to the Chinese and how they are lucky.  Having watched a clip of dragon dancing, we created our own dragon dance in the hall.  The children were great! 

They enjoyed making dragons as well as rosettes at the creative table.

A Chinese tradition is to write a wish, tie it to an orange and to throw it into a tree.  The children have written their 'wish' using their phonic knowledge and will get the chance to 'throw' them next week.  

 

In Maths, the children listened to the story of 'Six Dinner Sid' as we focused on 'composition of number of 6,7 and 8'.

 

In Phonics, the children have learned 'ch' sound.

 

They also enjoyed a magic show on Tuesday performed by Roly Richardson where they also saw a real rabbit appear!

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

w/b 31/1/22

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on the Chinese New Year and the children have learned more about how it is celebrated and its significance such as red being a lucky colour; 8 and 9 are lucky numbers so there might be eight or nine types of food and food which is circle shaped shows people coming together.  The children also looked at some Chinese writing including numbers to 10. Please ask you child to share what they have learned.

 

In Literacy, we discussed which animal they would be from the story of the Chinese New Year and why and wrote about it using their phonic knowledge.

 

In Phonics, they have been introduced to 'sh' (2 letters, 1 sound (they also know them as 'special friends')) as well as tricky words 'he, she, be, me and we'.

 

In Maths, the children have been introduced to 'matching' with numbers 6, 7 and 8 (such as 4 and 4 on one card and 6 and 2 on another); making pairs and combining two groups and finding how many altogether.

 

In PSHE we have talked about obstacles and how we can overcome them.

 

The children also enjoyed making dragon biscuits!

w/b 7/2/22

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on Chinese New Year.  We have looked at the Chinese zodiac and the children have learned which animal they are from the Chinese zodiac and their personality type.  We have also discussed similarities with other festivals and celebrations such as Diwali and Christmas.  The children shared what they have learned from the topic and completed a 'Yippee Yellow' (photo attached).

 

In Maths, they have been learning about 'measure'.  They have been introduced to new vocabulary such as 'longest, long, short' with regards to length and 'tallest, tall and short' with regards to height.  They also listened to the story of 'Jasper's Beanstalk' where they recapped the days of the week.  During independent learning time, they used 'story stones' to tell their friend what Jasper did by placing the stones in the correct order using story language.

 

They have also looked at 'time' by measuring time in simple ways such as how many times could they write their name in one minute using the minute sand timer/how many beads they can thread in a minute etc (predicting how many they might thread etc).

 

This week was 'Internet Safety week' and they listened to a story of Smartie the Penguin and how he could stay safe when online.  They made posters of 'How to stay safe on the internet'.

 

The children have enjoyed playing 'Bingo phonics' reading 'sh' and 'ch' words.  In Phonics they have learned the sound 'th'.  Using their phonic knowledge they have a written about things people do to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

w/b 14th February 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have started our learning on 'People who help us' at home as part of our topic on Superheroes.

The children have made pictures of their families and learned about other people who help at home such as a gardener, decorator and postman.  They learned about what happens when a letter is posted as well as vocabulary including address, postcode, stamp, postbox etc. 

 

In Maths they have been learning about representing numbers 9 and 10, ordering numbers to 10 and enjoyed listening to the story of 'Ten Black Dots'.  

 

In Literacy they have made story maps for Jasper's Beanstalk and the Jolly Postman.

 

A letter was sent home today giving details of our 'World Book' fortnight as well as a book token.

 

Have a happy and safe half term.  We look forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 1st March.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

 

 

w/b 1/3/22

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have been busy with World Book Week.  Reception class has focused on The Gruffalo and other books written by Julia Donaldson (such as Room on the Broom, Zog, Dog Detective and The Gruffalo's Child).

The children have been busy making Gruffalo hand puppets, models of the Gruffalo using playdough and making/decorating chocolate cupcakes to resemble the Gruffalo.  

They also listened to a story of a family called the 'Careless family' who went for a picnic and left litter as well as other things (touching the eggs in a nest, picking up frogspawn etc.) and how they could have taken more care of the environment and things around them.

 

As it was Shrove Tuesday, the children learned why people make pancakes and it's importance to the Christian faith.

They enjoyed taking part in pancake races in the hall (using flour tortillas)!  

They also sequenced a series of pictures showing pancakes being made and we discussed using 'bossy' instructions.  Later they wrote instructions for the sequenced pictures.

 

In Maths, we have been working on ordering numbers to 10; counting back from 10 and comparing numbers within 10 (using the language of 'more. less, fewer').

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

w/b 7the March 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week the children have continued with a range of activities for our Book week.  On Tuesday, Nick Sharratt held a zoom call where he showed the children how he illustrates his books.  The children had the opportunity to follow his instructions as he drew as well as the opportunity to ask him questions.

 

In Literacy, the children used their phonic knowledge to write about what they might see in the woods (following on from reading The Gruffalo).

 

In Maths, the children have been working on making 10.

 

'Dan the Skipping Man' also visited the class and showed the children an introductory session on skipping.  More details can be found by searching for 'Dan the Skipping Man on You Tube'.

 

We have been practising for our class assembly which takes place on Tuesday 15th March.  We look forward to sharing this with you.  Invitations for this have been sent home.

 

Today, the children are enjoyed a Drama workshop covering a range of characters from books by Julia Donaldson.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

w/b 14th Ma4ch 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This has been another busy week where the children presented their class assembly to you.  We are so proud of them!

 

In Topic, the children have been learning about 'People who help in school'.  We discussed this as a class from all people such as teachers to the people who help them indirectly such as the catering and office staff.  The children then went on a tour of the school.

 

In Maths, the children have been introduced to 3D shapes.  On Monday, the children investigated 3D objects and then we discussed as a class what they noticed about the objects.  We talked about curved objects aren't good for building as they roll.  They were introduced to the following 3D shapes, sphere, cylinder, cube and cuboid.  We have talked about these being solid shapes and they have 'faces' (sphere has one curved face and cylinder has two circle faces and one curved face).  They have been introduced to sphere, cube, cuboid and cylinder.

Please support them at home with regards to the shapes and perhaps they may notice these at home. Next week, we will also be looking at 'cones'.

 

Today was our Science Day and the children made a maze on a paper plate and using two magnets, they navigated the magnet along their maze (one magnet on top of the plate and one on the bottom).  Our other experiment involved placing a cotton bud dipped in washing up liquid and placed in a plate of milk and food colouring and noticing what happened.  The children made some good observations of what they noticed and why?

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

w/b 21st March 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we continued our learning on 'People who help us' with a focus on the emergency services.  We discussed which number to dial (999) and the parts of the fire engine (such as the 'Jaws of Life' and 'hydrant') as well as items worn by firefighters.  We talked about staying safe and what needs to be done if someone is on fire (stop, drop and roll).

In Maths we went on an outdoor 3D shape hunt.  

Earlier in the week, the children designed their emergency vehicle which some of them began to make at the creative table using cardboard boxes.  We will continue this when they return to school.

In Phonics, they have learned the sound 'ng'.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

Week beginning 28th March 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back to the children!  It's been lovely to see them back in class.

In PSHE the children have been learning about the importance of exercise as well as what happens to our body when we exercise.  In small groups the children acted out a sport for which their peers had to say what the activity was.

 

In Maths, we have been focusing on making 10 (number bonds) as well as properties of 3D shapes (using vocabulary such as edges, corners and the type of face).

 

Please do send in the 'green leaves' that were sent home.  We would love to hear more about your child's achievements.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

Week commencing 4th April 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have been learning about 'dentists' as part of our 'People who help us' topic.  We have discussed how to keep our teeth healthy as well as how to clean them.  

In PSHE we have talked about safety and awareness if  approached by a stranger.

In Literacy the children sequenced and wrote instructions for hand washing.  

In Maths they have been learning about 'number patterns'.

We have also been learning about Easter and it's meaning.  The children were introduced to the Easter story and things people do to celebrate (such as egg rolling races, giving Easter eggs etc.).  The children enjoyed making  chocolate crispy cakes where we discussed different states (solid bar of chocolate and melting it turns into a liquid).

 

Best wishes to you for a happy and safe Easter.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

w/b 25th April 2022

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

This week we  started our learning on 'dinosaurs'.  We have discussed what is defined as a dinosaur and where they lived.  The children have learned vocabulary associated with dinosaurs such as 'extinct' and 'prehistoric'.  

 

The children were shown 'Bee-bots' and how to program them to follow a simple set of instructions such as forward, turn etc.  The children then programmed the bee-bots to move to various areas where dinosaurs once lived such as wetlands, desert, and forests etc,

 

In Maths, the children have continued learning 'Number patterns' using numicon and unifix cubes e.g. 12 is made of one lot of 10 and 2, 10 + 2 makes 12.

 

In Literacy, the children used their phonic knowledge to write about their Easter holiday.

 

In PSHE we are looking at 'Relationships' and we discussed who is in their family and the things adults and children do to help their family.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

week commencing 2/5/22

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have been learning more about how we know how dinosaurs looked.  The children have learned more vocabulary such as paleontologists, fossils and bone.  We talked about how paleontologists collected information from fossils and put the pieces together like a jigsaw.  

We then looked at a skeleton and talked about the names of bones such as skull  for the head bone.  Various pictures of bones were hidden outside and the children then went on search to find them.  We then looked at the pictures to determine where they might be placed to make the dinosaur (e.g. the children could say which were the foot bone etc).

 

In Literacy the children have had the opportunity to describe a dinosaur scene.

 

In Maths, the children have learned about finding the missing numbers from a group of numbers; estimating; ordering numerals and subtraction using a ten-frame.

 

In PSHE we have continued with our theme of 'Relationships' and talked about how we know if someone is lonely and what makes a good friend.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

week commencing 9th may 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we have continued our learning on dinosaurs and learned how paleontologists have used fossils to help us understand what  dinosaurs ate.  The children have learned vocabulary such as herbivore, omnivore and carnivore.

In Maths, the children have been learning how to add more using ten frames using a 'first, then and next' scenario.

Writing opportunities have included looking at fossils and what the children see in them.

The children have enjoyed making a skeleton (using their knowledge from last week's learning) by attaching cotton buds to the picture of a T-Rex.  They also made fossils by making imprints onto clays (using toy dinosaurs and shells) and then we added Plaster of Paris to the mould.  The children are very pleased with them!

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

w/c 16th May 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week the children have been learning about different dinosaurs and their features (frills, horns, claws) as well as understanding about the varying sizes of dinosaurs.  They looked at pictures of fossils (that were found in Great Britain) and investigated what they saw in the pictures.  

 

In Maths, they have been learning about taking away using 'First, Next and Then' scenarios.  They have enjoyed various practical activities involving 'taking away'.

 

In phonics, the children have also learned 'igh' and 'ee'.

 

In PSHE the children have been learning about kindness.

 

Kindest  regards

Mrs. Sharma

w/c 23rd May 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we continued our learning on our topic of Dinosaurs, with focus being on what dinosaurs sounded like.

The children were shocked to see the outdoor area in a mess as a dinosaur had left footprints and dinosaur eggs in the garden!  The children wanted to find the Mummy dinosaur and wrote 'Wanted' posters using their phonic knowledge.

 

In Maths, the children have been learning about takeaway, doubling and sharing.  Please do continue to support your child in these areas at home with practical activities.

 

Have a lovely half term and see you on Tuesday 7th June.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

week commencing 6th Jun2 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

The children had another busy week where their learning has been on the Queen's Jubilee and the 2010's.

Early in the week, they learned dance moves for the 2010 decade and will be performing this to the school tomorrow.  They also learned about the Queen and her family; who will be next in line for the throne and Royal Weddings that have taken place in this decade.

We also discussed the Queen and her role as Head of the Commonwealth (we likened it to a sort of club with many countries) and what this means (e.g. Commonwealth games etc.).

We also discussed the Queen's role as Head of the Armed Forces and where she appears, for example on coins and  stamps.

 

In Maths, we have been working on grouping (e.g. 8 counters can be shared equally across 4 gingerbread men, so they have 2 each).

 

In Literacy, writing opportunities have included what might be in the Queen's handbag and her special tea with Paddington Bear.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

w/c 13th June 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we started our new topic 'Once upon a time' with reference to the story of The Gingerbread Man.  On Monday, the children came into class and found the home corner a mess as the Gingerbread Man had visited!  In order to help find him, the children  wrote 'Wanted' posters describing him and what he had done to our class.

Later in the week, we worked as a class to change the ending of the story.  They did really well!

 

In Maths, we have been learning about 'odd and even' numbers and making new shapes with squares.

 

In PSHE, the children discussed healthy foods versus not so healthy foods and why it is important to have a healthy diet.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

Week beginning 20th June 2022

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we started our learning on 'The three little pigs' as part of our topic 'Once upon a time'.

The children have been busy making puppets of the characters from the story which we later used when retelling the story.

Other writing opportunities have included writing what the wolf/pig might be saying as well as a sorry letter from the Wolf to the pigs.

 

In Maths, we have working on shapes and making models using unifix cubes.  The children have enjoyed playing 'Barrier games' where instructions are given on how to build the same model without being able to see it!

 

In PSHE, as part of our focus on 'Changing me', we drew around one of the children and labelled parts of our body, thinking about how important that part of our body is and the role it plays.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

week beginning 27/6/22

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week we started our learning on Jack and the Beanstalk as part of our topic 'Once Upon a time'.

 

The children have had the opportunity to retell the story using fairytale story words such as 'once upon a time' etc. using the tuff tray and small world  which was set up as a scene from the story.  As a class, we discussed if Jack should feel sorry for entering the castle and taking the golden hen from the Giant.  We then wrote a letter to the Giant saying how sorry Jack felt.

 

In Maths, the children have been looking at 'tangrams' and pattern blocks.  They have been introduced to other shapes such as 'parallelogram' and 'rhombus'.

 

Other opportunities for learning Maths have been writing numbers on leaves and thinking whether they are odd or even; ordering numbered butter beans (smallest to largest and vice versa). 

 

They have also learned about the lifecycle of bean and we planted our  runner bean seeds which we look forward to monitoring its changes.

 

Kindest regards

Mrs. Sharma

 

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