Reception Weekly News May 25th

What a busy week we have had in Reception!

On Monday, we started the week with a Go Noodle dance session, followed by handwriting. We are all trying really hard to use the correct letter formation now.

In Mathematics, we have been focusing on 3D shapes. We looked at each shape, naming them and talking about how many faces they each had. We then played ‘Pinned on me’ by choosing a shape and describing it to someone who had their eyes closed.

On Tuesday, we had such a busy Busy Fingers! We explored the Numicon with our friends. We also copied complex patterns using the peg boards and sorted all of the characters and objects from ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancakes’ by size.

In Mathematics, another group looked at the 3D shapes, describing them using mathematical vocabulary. We then searched for solid shapes in the Outdoor Classroom.

In Literacy, we loved helping Mrs Bishop tell the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Some of us baked our own Gingerbread Men with Miss Smith. We couldn’t wait to eat them in the afternoon. Some of us wrote our own version of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. Our teachers were so proud of our efforts. We hope to read them to the Nursery girls later on in the week. Some of us also enjoyed making cone characters from the story.

In the afternoon, we loved painting Gingerbread Men, including twin Gingerbread Men!

On Wednesday, we enjoyed watching Pinocchio dancing on the Smartboard, while making a very tricky split pin puppet which required 9 split pins each!

In Literacy, we loved listening to ‘The Frog Prince’ story. We then talked about the life cycle of a frog and quickly realised there were some stages that we didn’t know about, including frog spawn and froglets. We each made a life cycle of a frog, either cutting and sticking pictures or challenging ourselves and drawing our own pictures. We labelled them carefully using our phonic knowledge.

In Mathematics, we were really quick at naming the 3D shapes again and talking about their faces. We enjoyed using lots of different construction kits to make models, naming the solid shapes as we worked.

Just before the Nursery girls went home, some of us went in to read them our ‘Gingerbread Man’ stories. They thoroughly enjoyed hearing us reading and looking at our pictures. Mrs Radgman couldn’t believe the progress we had made since leaving Nursery.

In the afternoon, we had a little treat and watched a short story of ‘The Frog Prince’ on the Smartboard, before receiving an e-mail from the Frog Prince himself. He told us he had lost his crown and could we use some natural materials to make a new crown for both him and ourselves! We couldn’t wait to explore the field and Outdoor Classroom, looking for pretty petals, sticks and leaves. We loved our crowns so much and couldn’t wait to show our parents at home time.

On Thursday, in Literacy we sequenced and wrote about what happened in The Frog Prince. We also wrote about how we would feel if we were the frog when the princess didn’t keep her promise.

In Maths, we made a family of penguins using different nets. We made cone, cube and pyramid penguins.

During ChIL, we used pastels to draw typical English countryside pictures. We thought about the colours we could see in the countryside photographs and tried to use these colours.

We also made Numicon sky scrapers, playdough gingerbread man characters and tried to beat the challenge of a floating flower made from Lego.

On Friday, in Literacy we all joined in guided reading and acted out the Gingerbread man story.

In Maths, we used our penguins to classify and group 3D shapes.

During ChIL, we had a minibeast hunt. We looked at the different minibeasts we can find now the weather is getting warmer.

We hope you all have a lovely half term!