EYFS Leader: Miss Viggars
Early Years Practitioner:
Hello everyone! A warm welcome to our Reception class page.
We hope you have had a wonderful half term break and are as excited as we are to start our new topic this half term.
Our topic this half term is 'Walk on the Wild Side'.
Throughout this topic, we will explore the wonderful creatures that inhabit our world, beginning with looking at bee's and their important job pollinating the plants then moving onto the bigger creatures and the habitats in which they live. We will then explore the impact of our lifestyles, looking at deforestation and pollution.
Homework will be sent out weekly, every Tuesday, and we encourage all children to interact with the tasks set via Numbots. Access to Numbots can be found via homework sheets, or our class useful links page.
We have been learning about pollution.
We filled two jars with white flowers. One jar was filled with clean water, and we polluted the other jar by adding red food colouring, and the children made predictions about what could happen.
We are waiting to find out the results!
Which is the strongest biscuit?
Jesus washing his disciples feet
We listened and explored the meaning of this story and acted it out with our friends.
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Maps
We created our own story maps to retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk!
Reception had a Pajama day at school and brought in their favourite bedtime story! We read these in class and they shared them with their friends. We love books in our class, and they loved this immersive day!
Exploring grouping and sharing
Reception have been learning about how we can group quantities, and share them. We explored the concepts of equal and unequal!
Our story this week is The Gingerbread Man. We made our own gingerbread men, but now they have all ran away! The children will need to find them tomorrow so that we can decorate them!
The life cycle of a bean plant
Reception have been learning about Jack and the beanstalk, and we have planted our own bean plants. We have explored different parts of the plant and the stages of its growth! We have been looking after our plants and watering them everyday, to watch the stages of growth come to life!
Exploring numbers within 15
We have been exploring numbers within 15. We have focused on number formation, one to one counting, ordering numbers, and exploring number facts such as one more and one less!
Three Little Pigs
We have had lot's of fun today making pizzas to feed the big bad wolf, so we can help to save the three little pigs!
Last week the children explored addition and subtraction. They did amazing!
Let's make some music!
This week the children have been exploring beats in music. We created them using our bodies, and instruments.
It's safe to say the children had lots of fun!
Today we had a very special visitor!
As part of our topic traditional tales, we have been learning about real hero's who could help our characters.
We know that a firefighter would be able to rescue jack from the top of the Beanstalk using their long ladder.
Today, we learnt about all of the other things they do to help us. We even got to try on their uniform!
The children asked lot's of questions and got to find out lots of new useful information!
We know that if we ever need help we can call 999.
We have been exploring our likes and dislikes!
The children had lot's of fun exploring stories and conversations about things that we like and dislike. We discussed how different things can make us feel a variety of ways, both good and bad, and that is okay! We went on to say how we can deal with our emotions, and the children came up with many ideas, such as talking to a friend, or telling a grown up!
As you can see, the children made charts, and told eachother about the things that they like and dislike. They then wanted to make their own emotion cards to show that there are many emotions that we might feel everyday!
Homework: Homework is given out each Friday and is due in the following Friday. Homework consists of phonics sounds the children have learnt this week along with a reading for pleasure book from our school library. We challenge each child to share a story with their adult every evening. Please return your book and signed reading record to show you have read at home.