Reception Elm and Ash
In reception over Spring 1 we have been learning lots of new skills. We enjoyed using our joining skills to build lots of cardboard creations and even building a giant cardboard fort in the garden. In PE we have been exploring how we can move in time to music and how our movements show how we might be feeling. Just ask us how a giant and fairy move! In Maths we developed our understanding of numbers and how we can represent the same number in many different ways and use these to help us solve simple problems. In Literacy we have discovered lots of new stories and non-fiction texts and have started to write our own sentences using our phonics knowledge. We are looking forward to spending more of our time outside now the weather is starting to warm up and the new challenges this half term brings.
This half term Reception have been exploring different celebrations from around the world. We celebrated Firework day, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas.
When celebrating firework day we developed our fine motor skills using cotton buds to paint fireworks and explored our senses with junk materials in the tuff tray.
We were able to use natural materials with playdough to make Rangoli patterns for Diwalli and used model magic to create Diya lamps.
As December began we started our preparations for our Christmas Performance- The sleepy Shepherd. We worked very hard every day learning lots of new songs, lines and stage directions. We think we did an excellent job!
Autumn Term - 1st Half
In Reception we have been exploring our new classrooms and learning about our new friends. We have spent lots of time outside observing the changes of the seasons. We have especially enjoyed jumping in puddles and painting with the rainwater! In class time we have been learning lots of new stories and how to play collaboratively with our friends. In maths we've been exploring our numbers to 5 and the patterns we see in the world around us.