This week we are working on our active counting forwards and backwards to 20. We are starting and stopping at different points. For example we are starting to count from 5 to 15 clapping our hands, or counting from 2 to 17 bending our knees. During our warm up sessions we are re-capping last weeks focus of one more than any number with 20. Our main focus in Maths this week is doubling numbers to 10. We are using the Numicon shapes to help the children visual the doubling or numbers. We are also singing the doubling song which goes........
1 and 1 is 2...2...2
2 and 2 is 4...4....4
all the way to ten.
Our story this week is called "Whatever Next". This links with our theme of Space. This week we are focusing on sequencing,understanding book order and talking through blank level questions so the children have a good understanding of the story. In class we have changed our home corner into a deconstructed role-play with cardboard boxes, sheets or materials and props. This enables children to use their own imagination and create and share their own experiences.
In Maths this week are emphasising to importance of counting forwards and backwards to twenty. We call this active counting so we use movements such as clapping, stamping and stretches to help us when counting. Linking in with our topic this with with Space we are counting down everyday from 20 to 0 pretending we then blast off in space.
Our main learning focus this week is one more and one less than any number within 20. We are using lots of practical resources such as number lines, counters, cards and number shapes to support their understanding of one more and one less.
Please see the link below from youtube which we have used to support some of our Maths sessions.
In Literacy this week we are learning all about Space. We are focusing on the moon, star, sun and planets. We have lots of fun writing activities to complete to name the objects in space and describe them. In class we have lots of creative activities such as planets paintings, rocket modellings, ice stars and planets. Please see the attached PowerPoint all about Space.
Week beginning 5.11.18
This week in Maths we are focusing on teen numbers. We are learning to recognise and say our teen numbers. Put them in the correct order from 10-20 and understand the value of the 1 in a teen number is 10. We will use different maths resources to help the children understand the value such as Numicom, deens and counters.
The website topmarks is a fun way to help your child become more engaged with their learning. On this website there are lots of fun maths activities for your child to complete.
Week beginning 15/10/2018
In Literacy this week we will be doing lots of learning based on the story 'The Little Red Hen'. We are going to write all about the characters and use adjectives to describe their personalities. We will be using words like 'happy, friendly, noisy'. You can practise using adjectives at home by describing the things around you e.g. that is a tall tree, or mummy is happy.
In Maths this week we will be learning about sequencing. We will focus on our daily routine, months of the year and simple tasks like using a pen to write our name. We have many different routines during the day, and we all do things a slightly different way. Do you wake up in the morning and have your breakfast straight away? or do you brush your teeth first? ask your children about their daily routines in school.
Art and Design
This week we are going to be doing lots of finger painting, we will be making autumn trees and our very own Little Red Hens.
Week beginning - 08.10.2018
In literacy this week our theme will be Autumn and we will be looking at the special things which happen at this time of year and focusing specifically on all the things to do with harvest.
We are going to look at recipes for pumpkin soup and by the end of the week, we will have written our own, made our own delicious pumpkin soup and eaten our tasty soup!
In maths this week we will be looking at 2D shapes. We are going to compare, draw and even make our own. There are some games here which you could try at home https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/shape-position-and-movement
Don’t forget, P.E. is on Friday- Please bring PE kits into school.
Week beginning 01.10.18
This week the class is focusing on size. We are using a wide range of objects to describe different sizes and put them in the correct order from smallest to largest. We will focus on language such as small,tiny,medium,bigger,biggest and large. There are lots of fun games to play on the internet at www.topmarks.co.uk
This week our focus book is the funny bones. We are focusing on identify and naming different parts of the body. We have lots of exciting activities planned such as body yoga, skeleton labelling and simon says.
The children have been practising our poem "I'm glad I'm me". We will preforming the poem in front of the whole school on Thursday. Stay tuned as the video will be uploaded on our class page and our Twitter page.
Week ending 21.09.18
We have had a busy week in reception developing our gross motor skills. The children have had lots of fun with cosmic yoga workouts on youtube. Follow the link below to complete a workout at home.
Week beginning 10.09.18
In writing this week we have been focusing on pencil control and movement. We have been encouraging our children to write the letters in their name. Any activities at home such as writing, colouring and painting really help your child to develop their fine motor skills.
If you have any questions please come and see any member of our team.We are always happy to help and support you during this time!