Reception Elm and Ash
This half term we have been reading a variety of books about different animals. These have included owl babies, We’re going on a bear hunt and the Gruffalo. We have completed a range of activities based around these books. We discussed different animals that live in the forest/ woods and discussed where they might make their home. We also consolidated our learning on nocturnal animals.
In maths we have been ordering number to 10 and have worked hard on the position of numbers on a number line. We have also been looking at part/ whole numbers. We have been learning that numbers are made up of other numbers. We have explored that the whole can be regrouped into different parts and parts can be combined to make a whole.
During this term we have celebrated Chinese New Year. We learnt the story of the Chinese New Year animal race and completed activities based around this. This year is the year of the rabbit.
Finally, we had a visit from the local dentist and her dental assistant. They talked to us about keeping our teeth healthy. We discussed cleaning our teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time and not eating too much sugar.
This half term we have been reading a variety of books including ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’. We completed activities based around this book. We looked at pictures of real tigers and made our own. We also enjoyed reading ‘Oi Frog’ and learning rhyming words.
In maths we have been learning pattern recognition, classification and counting.
In November we took part in ‘World Nursery Rhyme Week’. We focused on 5 rhymes and encouraged children to take part in the ‘Rhyme a Day’ challenge by singing the nursery rhymes and taking part in supporting activities. The rhymes this year were 5 little speckled frogs, The big ship sails, B.I.N.G.O, twinkle twinkle little star and 1,2,3,4,5.
For Remembrance day we made poppies to remember the people who died in the war.
In December after a lot of practise we performed the nativity ‘Woops a-daisy angel’ to our parents.
This half term we have we have been reading a variety of different books and have completed a number of activities based on these. We enjoyed reading ‘Elmer’ and making colourful elephants and discussed how we are all different.
We have read ‘It was a cold, dark night’ and made a variety of hedgehogs. We have discussed what nocturnal animals are and some of the animals that are nocturnal.
We had great fun reading ‘The wild thing’ and made a trap to catch a ‘wild thing’.
We have read ‘The rainbow fish’ and discussed how it is good to share. We made rainbow fish out of a variety of different materials.
In maths, we have been learning to count with 1:1 correspondence. We have also discussed measures and can say which is taller, shorter, longer.
We took part in celebrating harvest festival and sang ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’.
We had a visit from the fire service who explained how to keep ourselves safe, what to do if there was a fire and showed us around their fire engine. We looked at all the equipment they use in their job and the fire fighters showed us how high their hose can spray.