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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term B

Week 4

 Whatever Next!

Reception have enjoyed a space themed week inspired by the Jill Murphy story “Whatever Next!”.  The children used props to act out the story.  We have been practising how to use finger spaces when writing a caption and using 'Fred talk' to sound out words from the story.

The Planets

Reception listened to the opposing music compositions Mars and Venus from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”.  We moved and drew shapes in response to the loud and angry then calm and quiet music.  

 Paw Patrol The Movie

We were off to the Odeon cinema to watch Paw Patrol The Movie, as part of this year’s Into Film festival. 

Week 3

 Rosie's Walk

In Maths we have been using positional language from the story.

Children in Need

Thank you to all the families who have helped us to support Children in Need once again this year by sending their children in non-uniform and giving donations.  What a fab day we have had, and we raised money for a great cause at the same time!  The children enjoyed colouring in pictures of Pudsey Bear and made their own spotty cupcakes. 

Bubbles Dance

In dance we used counts of 8 to know when to change an action.  We pretended our hoops were bubbles and practised travelling and working in a space.

Modelling with Playdough

In Bushcraft we completed funky finger challenges.  Squashing, squeezing and twisting playdough will help us to build our finger strength and improve our pencil grip.

Week 2

 Lest We Forget

Reception observed the two minute silence on Remembrance Day.  We watched the Cbeebies animation 'Poppies' and talked about how the rabbit was feeling. The children used loose parts to make their own poppy designs.

Allotment Adventure

Reception helped to weed and turn the soil in the beds.

 Sparks in the Sky 

Reception listened to the bonfire night story "Sparks in the Sky".

Firework Shape Pictures

In Maths we have been learning the names of flat shapes and describing them.  We used the shapes to make our own firework pictures.  

Flying Fireworks

We drew, decorated and cut out a paper firework.  This was attached to a narrow straw and placed inside a wide straw.  Look what happened when we blew ...

Bonfire Night Pattern Cards

Reception used the bonfire themed pattern cards and paintbrushes to mark make.

Dipal's Diwali

Reception listened to a story about Dipal and his family celebrating the Diwali festival of light.  As part of our finger challenges this week the children created jewelled pathways for Sita.  

Mendhi Hands

We made our own beautiful mendhi pattern designs.

Week 1

Bean Bag Toss

Reception worked with a partner to toss 3 bean bags and aim for a hoop.  How many landed inside the hoop? How many landed outside the hoop?  The children recorded their score and had another go! Did you score more or less this time?  To finish we worked out who was the overall winner.