In Literacy this week, the children have been using their bears brought in from home to write about different clothes that keep you warm. In Phonics sessions, they have been working as a class to compose simple sentences and then copy them onto their whiteboards.
The children have enjoyed using the puppet theatre to re-tell the story of Goldilocks to their peers. We also tasted some warm drinks, to see which one Goldilocks would have liked best – hot chocolate was the clear favourite.
In maths, we have looked at the properties of a square and used squares to print a robot.
The children also used perspex and warm colours to make a symmetrical print, which looked a little bit like a butterfly or trees.
The children started the new term by using their knowledge of sounds to write about their holiday.
For the next three weeks, we will by focusing on the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and so the role play corner has been turned into the bears cottage.
Linking in with the story, we used porridge oats in our small world tray – which was very enjoyable but VERY messy! The children also tried some different flavours of porridge, to see which they liked best.
Our maths this week, focused on circles and their properties. The children used different sized circles to make a bear print.
The children also enjoyed using the ‘Tap a Shape’ game, which had been their class gift at Christmas – thank you Santa.
In Literacy, Reception has focused on ‘Good Old Mum’ from the ORT reading scheme, with the children writing about all the different items Mum put on to turn her into Santa.
Our class role play corner has also changed to be ‘Santa’s Workshop’.
On Tuesday, we had our ‘Sparkle and Shine’ morning, when parents joined the children in a variety of Christmas crafts, including hat making, painting decorations and paper plate Santa faces.
Christmas has also been the theme for our ‘Funky Fingers’ sessions, with the children using tweezers to decorate pictures of trees, picking up sequins with their fingers and using scissors to make an angel picture.