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Spring 2

Week 3

 

Monday 11th-Friday 15th March

 

This week in Reception we have continued our topic "Will you read me a story?" and specifically looked at the story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". The children really enjoyed learning about this story and we explored it in a number of different ways including story mapping, letter writing to Goldilocks and role playing the story. We also made porridge at the end of the week and tried some - it was delicious!

 

We were also very lucky to have Staff Sergeant Whitehouse and Sergeant McCallum come in and tell the children about working in the army. The children were shown what someone in the army would eat, equipment they carry and how they help each other. The children really enjoyed looking at all the equipment.

 

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In maths we have learnt about length and the different vocabulary associated with this topic (long, longer, longest, tall, taller, tallest, short, shorter, shortest). The children explored this using a variety of physical resources.
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Week 2 

4th-8th March 2019

 

Topic

This week we have been looking in detail into the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. The children have been busy planting their own beans and are now keeping a close eye on them, looking at the changes, as they begin to grow. We also explored the life cycle of a bean, and looked into how we could correctly sequence the different stages of the bean life cycle.

 

      

 

We also explored our understanding of Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday, we wrote a recipe and also had lots of fun seeing how many times we could flip our number pancakes in a minute!

 

Maths

This week we have been re-visiting the concept of 3D shapes. The children have been finding out which can be stacked or roll by experimenting with them, as well as, using the precise terminology to describe the 3D shapes.

The children were also challenged to see how tall they could build a Lego beanstalk!

 

   

Spring 2

Week 1 - 25th February - 1st March 2019

 

Topic

This term we will be focusing on the topic 'Will you read me a story?'. We will be thinking about different traditional tales, fairy tale characters, goodies and baddies, magic and fantasy and writing and telling our own stories. This week we have been focusing on the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

 

Maths

This week we have thought about 2D shape, Whilst recalling different 2D shape names and their features the children have also been set challenges, such as, making different 2D shapes using different parts of their bodies and working together to make different 2D shapes (please see the photos below).

 

PE

We had a final session on ball skills this week, before we move onto dance next week. As the weather was so lovely we were able to have our first pe session outside! The children worked well in teams to complete a game where they had to use their feet only to direct the ball.

 

Exploring Time 

As we have seen some beautiful weather for most of the week, we have seen lots of activity happening outside- take a look at what the children have been choosing to learn.

 

 

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