What a sparkling first couple of weeks we have had after our well rested October half term break. The children have come back with bundles of energy and eagerness to get stuck back into their learning.
Since returning to school the children have enjoyed exploring and playing in their new role play areas – taking on the roles of mummy and daddy very well in our new home corner before transforming into the grizzly Gruffalo in our outdoor Gruffalo’s cave! The children are a joy to watch as they become different characters and their imagination never fails to amuse and impress me! What a brilliant bunch of storytellers they all are!
In Mathematics the children have continued with their fantastic detective work – really thinking carefully about the value of each number – as well as breaking those numbers down into well needed number bonds. The children have worked hard alongside the Numberblocks team to deepen their understanding of numbers and addition this week! Very extraordinary work detectives! Well done! This week in particular the children have been developing their mathematical language use thinking about identifying facts about numbers using vocabulary like ‘more’ and ‘less’. Without forgetting of course, that magical mathematical word ‘because’ to justify their reasons. Impressive work from everyone indeed!
In our writing and reading we have looked carefully at a number of special occasions that have taken place recently including Diwali, Bonfire Night and Anti-Bullying Week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes before creating their own magnificent firework masterpieces before thinking carefully about the story ‘ Have you filled your bucket today?’ I think it is fair to say that everyone in Reception are certainly ‘happy bucket fillers’ demonstrated through their lovely drawings and writings about how they show kindness. The children continue to work on their phonics and are improving tremendously with their blending and segmenting.
In other areas of learning children have shown off their stamina and resistance not only in their PE session but also on their recent Welly Walk. The children were keen and enthusiastically used their energy to help develop their sporting skills whilst thinking carefully about space and teamwork in a very fun animal themed game – what great caterpillars the children all made! On our Welly Walk we enjoyed exploring the local area and it was so wonderful to hear some of the quieter members of the group talking so confidently to their peers both in Class 1 and Class 2 about the different views and sights they could see around them! A huge thank you to all the wonderful helpers we have had; without you our lovely welly walks wouldn’t be possible!
What an exciting start to our term Reception – you are all doing a brilliant job with your learning and the classroom is always full of joy and wonder – well done to you all!