We have had a fabulous few weeks here in Class 1 – the children continue to impress me everyday, making every learning opportunity exciting and fascinating for all!
We have continued looking at Traditional Tales over this term, with the very sneaky goldilocks spilling over Miss Davies’ porridge, we had no choice but to use our detective skills, writing questions to discover Goldilocks’ whereabouts. We have also enjoyed looking carefully at character descriptions using the story of Little Red Riding Hood to help us, the big bad wolf being a particular favourite amongst the reception children! The children have used their acting skills tremendously well too with drama games such as freeze frames, hot seating and thought tapping, helping the children to really get into the mind-set of some of those key characters. This week and last week the children have been trying to catch that very cheeky gingerbread man and even when we baked our own, some still managed to sneak away!
In our Mathematics, the children continue to develop fantastic number skills, linked particularly to number bonds to 10, developing their mental skills rapidly as well as looking at doubling and halving, using mini beast paintings such as ladybirds and butterflies to help us! Last week the children enjoyed exploring money with the year 1 children, recognising key features of each coin before beginning to combine them to buy those all important snacks, all healthy of course! This week the children have enjoyed looking at capacity, using lots of fun objects to measure full, empty and half full – what fun we’ve had.
In other areas the Reception children completed their first voyage up to the obelisk and what a fantastic job they all did – wow! You all kept going even when you were all getting very tired and I hope you are all very proud of yourself – well done everybody! The children have continued to work tremendously hard with Mrs Dawe too and I know how super impressed she is with those key fundamental skills they are developing through a variety of game based activities.
The children have enjoyed exploring collage, making lots of mess using all sorts of resources to help them and it is quite clear to see how many keen artists we have amongst the group, what lovely master pieces you have created!
The Reception children are doing a fantastic job, considering they are the youngest members of the school, they continue to amaze me everyday with their great stamina, enthusiasm and willingness for all parts of school life – well done all of you.