21st December 2017
It's Christmas in Reception!
We have been super festive in Reception for the last few weeks. We have learnt all about the Christmas story and made Christmas decorations for the classroom such as snowflakes, paper chains and snowmen. We've also done some fantastic Christmas writing, including letters to Santa and descriptive writing about the snowmen we created. We also did our Christmas performance 'Christmas with Aliens' at the church. We practised so hard for our performance and we were more than proud of ourselves on the big day. We did such wonderful singing and we even did our own dance! It was a fantastic performance.
On Tuesday Santa came into the school which was so exciting. We went to visit him in his grotto and sang him a Christmas song. He then gave us all a lovely present and we gave Santa a hug to say thank you. The next day, we had our Christmas lunch which was so delicious. We had turkey and stuffing, parsnips and roast potatoes. We even pulled a Christmas cracker!
This morning, Buttons the clown came into the school to do some magic. It was amazing - how did he do it? He was also really funny!
We have been so busy but have also had so much fun. We feel so festive and excited for Christmas now. We hope you all have a lovely, restful break and enjoy this special time with family and loved ones.
Friday 24th November
We have been extremely busy this week. The Little Red Hen was very kind and let us use her bread recipe for making our own bread rolls. We worked as a group to read the instructions carefully and followed the recipe step by step. We learnt that reading instructions is different to reading a story because you learn how to do something new! We collaborated and worked as a team to make our delicious bread rolls, making sure we measured the ingredients, shared the equipment and all had a turn. We learnt how to make dough, which bread is made out of and we even learnt how to kneed! We rolled the dough into little roll shapes and put them into the oven. They smelt so delicious!
We've also been writing Little Red Hen stories and creating speech bubbles for the different characters. A speech bubble shows you what someone is saying! We've been remembering to use our capital letters at the start of our sentences and our full stops to show the sentence is finished. We've also been spelling our tricky words and using our sounds for our other words. We've been practising using finger spaces and writing left to write. Our writing and our phonics is improving each week and we our so proud of ourselves! Next week we will be moving onto Phase3 in our phonics and learning all about digraphs. We can't wait!
Have a look at our bread making photos below
Friday 10th November:
This week we have been learning the Little Red Hen! We have been able to retell the story using our Talk for Writing actions and have even made our own story maps. We have also been beginning to write sentences in literacy, using our sounds to spell simple words and remembering how to spell our tricky word 'the'. In maths we have been learning all about the number 8 and know lots about it. Did you know that 8 is one more than 7? Half of 8 is 4 and 6 and two more makes 8?
We also had a lady come in this week with her dog from the Dogs Trust. We learnt all about how to look after dogs and how to stay safe around dogs. Did you know dogs love a cosy bed, food, water, treats and dog toys? They love to play fetch and be stroked. You also need to ask the owner if it's okay to stroke their dog. In the afternoon we did lots of dog craft. Have a look at out photos!
The Dolphin and Ladybird class.