Reception Weekly News 11th October

11th October 19

Welcome back to Reception’s Weekly News!

We started the week thinking about our topic ‘I am amazing’ and enjoyed discussing whether we have pets at home. We then heard about a very cheeky cat ‘Six Dinner Sid’. We took time to make Sid a new collar, as well as choosing our own pets and labelling them independently. Some of us tried hard with our fine motor skills, following lines to a variety of rabbits and some of us drew our favourite pets using non-fiction books for information.

In Mathematics, we went on a number hunt. We had to do as many jumps, hops, claps and shouts as the number showed. We then went back into the classroom and practised making play dough numbers, as well as writing the numbers from 0-10 using the correct formation in shaving foam and on paper!

In ChIL, we enjoyed using paint and collage to make a variety of pets. We can’t wait to see them on the classroom wall.

On Tuesday, in Busy Fingers we imagined we were birds with a peg beak and picked up as many wool worms from the grass as we could. We used our fine motor skills to make a variety of programmable toys work.

In Phonics, we revised the ‘d’ sound, made ties for our Dads and collage dogs.

In the afternoon, we loved playing the Spotty Dog game with Mrs Houten. We wrote our score down each time.

Wednesday was Maths Busy Fingers. We enjoyed writing rainbow numbers and counting up to 100 pegs in peg boards.

In our Topic Time, we used the smartboard to draw our homes.

On Thursday, we revised the sound ‘o’. We made octopuses and used oranges to print pretty patterns with. In Maths we practised some number formation of small whiteboards before our Music lesson with Mrs Price.

In the afternoon we learned how to mix colours and painted some outlines of pet animals.

On Friday, we learned the phonic sound ‘u’. We practised writing ‘u’ in marker pen on balloons and patted them ‘up, up, up’ in the hall.

We also went on a Welly Walk and found lots of different colours outside and collected items in baskets. We then sorted the colours into hoops.

In the afternoon we had our special person circle time and then had a special Poetry Assembly.  Happy Weekend everyone!  See you on Monday for our last week at school before half term.

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