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Autumn 1 Week 7

This week in literacy, the children have been writing about pets and their favourite animals. They were also introduced to the character Chip, from our reading scheme.

In maths, we focused on the number two and how to correctly form the written numeral. We also learnt the rhyme ‘Two Little Dickie Birds’.

The children looked at the different colours of autumn leaves. They mixed some colours to paint autumn trees, sequenced leaves according to colour and size and used leaves and sponges to create colourful autumn patterns.

The children also used leaves to decorate their autumn crowns.

Autumn 1 Week 6

In Reception this week, the children have been thinking about their friends and they have drawn a picture of what their friend looks like. They have also drawn a picture of Biff from our reading scheme and looked at how to recognise her name.

The children have matched up pairs of  shapes and placed four pictures into the correct sequence. We also focused on how to write the numeral one.

The class investigated hedgehogs this week and they used hedgehog shapes to help develop  their fine motor skills.

Other ‘funky fingers’ activities this week included sewing cards, tracing a path for a hedgehog and cutting out circular shapes.

The children also enjoyed ‘own clothes day’ on Tuesday.

Autumn 1 Week 5

This week, the children have written about the food they like to eat and drawn pictures of plates of food. They also used shaving foam to help them practice letters using the cursive script. The children were also introduced to Kipper, one of the main characters from our reading scheme.

We looked at ordering objects by size  and worked on recognising the numbers from one to ten.

The class also did some investigating involving snails and spiral shapes. The children drew spiral shapes in cold water paste and then a print of their shape was used to make a snail.


This week, Reception had their first PE lesson with coach Gill, which focused on finding your own space and listening to instructions.

Autumn 1 Week 4

This week the children have written about things they like to do outside of school.

We have been learning about spiders and their webs. The children made printed spiders, collage spiders and 3D spiders and they also made a spider hat for the class spider hunt. They also threaded a paper plate to make a web shape and painted some silvery webs.

On Friday, we finished our work on spiders by making a spider biscuit out of icing and then the children added some chocolate button eyes and tasty legs.

Autumn 1 Week 3

This week, Reception children watched a film about how wellington boots are made and then they did some boot matching and wellie printing with paint. They also did some writing about the members of their family.

In art, the children have enjoyed string printing, junk modelling and colour mixing.

We also had a PE session in the hall, with all the children getting changed into their PE kits for the first time.



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