Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Reception have been learning all about Chinese New Year and listened to the story "Maisy's Chinese New Year" by Lucy Cousins. We set up a Chinese take away in our role play area, counted out money to pay for food and made menus. Reception tried Chinese food and talked about their likes and dislikes. Using chopsticks was tricky! We made paper crafts and completed a Numicon dragon in Maths.
Six Dinner Sid
Our story of the week is "Six Dinner Sid" by Inga Moore. It is a fabulous story about a sly cat who manages to get six dinners a day! We made lost cat and 'how to care for ...' pet shop posters.
Mog and the Vet
We listened to a story about Mog the cat, who had to visit a vet after she hurt her paw. Reception enjoyed playing in the vet role play.
6 and 7
In Maths we have been exploring numbers 6 and 7. We used double dice frames and noted they are composed of ‘5 and a bit’.
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
Reception class made bird feeders to hang in the school grounds in preparation for the RSPB Garden Birdwatch event. We then used a bird guide and quietly waited to see which birds flew into our garden.
This week Reception listened to the story "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell. We discussed what the owl characters could be saying and wrote our own speech bubbles. We learned that baby owls are called ‘owlets’.
We made toast and fruit look like an owl in this fun and simple healthy snack recipe.
Five Little Speckled Frogs
We investigated different ways to make 5. Here we are working out how many frogs are hiding in the pool. We repeated the STEM sentences as a group '5 is made from 4 and 1'.
Heavy and Light
Reception have been developing their understanding of mass by comparing objects using a balance. Heavy objects made the bucket move down and light objects up.
We discussed changes over time and looked at some baby photos of our friends. Reception wrote a shopping list for a new baby and cared for the new born babies in our role play area.
Caring for a Baby
This week in Maths we made towers to match the Numberblocks, adding 1 more each time. We played a game with a partner and had to guess which Numberblock was hiding.
Reception listened to the fantastic story "Once there were Giants" by Martin Waddell. The story follows a baby who lives amongst giants – Mum and Dad. The baby grows a little, and soon she can walk and talk. Then the baby grows a lot, until she is all grown up and has a baby of her own. The class discussed how they have changed from when they were younger.
Next week we will be sharing our baby photos and playing guess who?
This week in Maths we have been learning to visualise and describe the arrangements of dots on a dice. We have been playing lots of different dice games and learning to recognise the dot amounts without touch counting (subitise).