This term, Reception children will be finding out what happens when they're asleep and answering some of these questions:
Week 7 (12th-16th Dec)
This week we are thinking all about Christmas.
We will perform our nativity play. This includes lots of super singing and fantastic costumes!
We are also thinking about the Christmas story too and why Christmas is celebrated.
This week we have been very busy practicing our nativity play and singing our songs. The children looked fantastic in their costumes and I'm sure parents are eager to see our budding performers!
We also had a fantastic visit from Atomic Science, who gave us an amazing show of science and experiments using dry ice and bubbles.
Week 5 (28th Nov-2nd Dec)
This week we are looking at the story 'Peace at Last' and we will really be thinking about how important it is to get a good amount of sleep to keep healthy.
We are writing lists for Christmas this week. This may be for a party, a present we might like to receive or to take food shopping. We will think carefully about the sounds we can hear in words and write them down thinking about the letter shapes as well as forming a list with one item on each line.
In Maths we are continuing to explore number using the numicon shapes and rods. We will also be thinking about estimating too and making a good guess as to how many of something we think there are. We will explore this using the objects on a section of wrapping so why not give this ago at home too.
The children have been working hard in Maths this week using the Numicon shapes and pegs to look at patterns and simple number bonds. They've also been exploring length using the Numicon number rods.
The Talk 4 Writing story language has also started to show in the children's exploring time.
The children have really enjoyed using the blocks and exploring 2D shape.
We've really enjoyed using our classroom phones to work together and describe pictures for our partner to draw. We used our 2D shape language to help us describe what to draw.
We've been using our phonics skills to write during our exploring time. Some of us have been trying really hard to write some sentences!
The children have been learning the Talk 4 Writing actions to help them learn their story language.
We've been exploring the moon landing in our investigation area.
We've been building Mega Moon Rockets in our Funky Fingers sessions!
We have been using the numicon shapes in our Maths to help us to think about one more than a given number.
We have also been producing some great writing too. We have thought about all the things we have learnt about during our new topic- 'What happens when I fall asleep?'
Watch us do our disco dough- this helps us to build up the muscles in our fingers!
The children have loved reading Oliver Jeffers' 'How to Catch a Star'. They've been learning the story language, using story actions and drawing their own story maps. They'll continue with this story over the next few weeks and create their own versions.
The children absolutely loved 'The Black Hole' mobile planetarium and were all thrilled to learn about Earth and Space. They looked at the constellations, the solar system, the Moon, and how the Earth spins to create day and night. We'll carry on looking at these in the next few weeks.
The children have also been learning tricky words this week.. Keep practising these at home!
Our inflatable solar system has really sparked excitement in the children and has been a fantastic tool for promoting discussion!