Literacy- We have really enjoyed reading and acting out the story Goldilocks and three bears. The children have had a go at writing and drawing a list of porridge ingredients and thought about what topping they would have on their porridge.
Science- This week the children were scientists researching ‘what makes porridge yummy?’ They tasted porridge with ketchup (!) and discussed what it tasted like and gave their review. They then tasted the porridge with strawberry jam and compared the tastes. We were encouraging the children to use vocabulary such as ‘too salty’, ‘too sweet’, ‘just right’. Surprisingly, a few children thought tomato ketchup and porridge was delicious!
Maths- The children have been splitting numbers 1-5 into two parts. These are called number bonds. For example, the number bonds to 5 are 5 and 0, 4 and 1, 3 and 2, 2 and 3, 1 and 4, 0 and 5. We have practised showing this in different ways such as using bead strings, part, part, whole diagrams, splitting groups of children on chairs at the ‘bus stop’ etc.
Phonics- This week we have been learning the phonemes for the graphemes h, b, f and l. We have also been learning to read the tricky words go, to, no, I, the, into.
PE- On Thursday the children continued to work on different ways of moving such as hopping, jumping, ducking to touch cones. The children were then given a ball to incorporate within their movements and they had to complete an obstacle course and bounce the ball 4 times and catch it.
On Friday the children were introduced to some apparatus; benches, mats and table tops, and we also practised our different shapes; pike, straight shape, tuck and star.
Music- The children were moving to the rhythm of the music and joining in with the dance. They also used claves to tap the pulse of the music.
Welly Wednesday- We have continued to spot signs of change during the Autumn season. We walked to the oak tree and discussed what we could observe this week and then visited the horse chestnut tree on the church meadow in which we collected hundreds of conkers, some of which were still inside their spikey shells. The children then explored the forest school area.
IT and Computing- We were developing our trackpad control on the laptops this week and the children were set the challenge to program the wolf around the 3 pigs houses by clicking on the different arrows. This involved the children moving their finger around the trackpad and clicking the left hand button.
Have a super weekend Reception and see you next week for the last week of the first half term! Time is flying!