Reception made their very own web this week. We took the time the talk about our likes and dislikes including things we do at home, foods, TV programmes etc. We also spoke about things we are good at and things we could improve on. As we were doing this we were making a web at the same time… Doesn’t it look fab!!!??!!?
Reception LOVE their new ‘Investigation Station’. In here they will find lots of new and natural objects for them to explore and talk about. A great opportunity to hear some special and interesting vocabulary.
Reception and the rest of Leamore took part in ‘My Money Week’. Reception class had to decide what they wanted to sell and for how much. Once we decided we then had to think of a name, slogan and design for our product. We sold pots of chopped up fruit (freshly prepared by the children) and sold them as ‘cute fruit’. Every child got involved, whether it was decorating a pieces of fruit for our stall, being a sales assistant, chopping the fruit or promoting it in a school assembly. It was a true success.
We have been trying to improve our speaking and listening skills in Reception and trying really hard to develop our communication and language skills too.
Mr Hickman made this “conversation station” to help us do this. Two children are allowed to go in and chat chat chat…
We must remember to take if in turns though.
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Reception and Nursery are very lucky at the moment as Mr Hickman, Mrs Aldridge, Mrs Kelly, Ms Baker and Miss Blood are working hard to improve their outdoor playground. Look how good its looking and how well Nursery and Reception are playing with each other…Not long until we have our own outdoor classroom now Reception!!
Our friend Kevin the kangaroo was visiting his friend Mouse today. He asked Reception to help him collect some shapes to take with him in his pouch.
Afterwards the children made arrangements with shapes, selected named shapes and identified shapes and their features.
Reception are now officially shape experts!!!
Some jungle animals got into Reception’s classroom and messed everything up. The children in Reception had to write a letter using sentences to the police and the rest of the school explaining what had happened and to keep an eye out for some jungle animals roaming the school.
We also made wanted posters and stuck them around the school. The children gave meaning to the marks they made as they drew, wrote and painted pictures of the animals.
The children in Reception have been looking at Jungle animals this week. They have been very busy making habitats for their jungle animals using old cardboard boxes and used containers. Lots of glue, sellotape and scissors have been used this week!
Reception enjoyed their maths, with a Chinese twist, lesson today. The children were learning all about ‘longest‘ and ‘shortest‘ and Mr Hickman and his snake helper kept the children in suspense, as they revealed pairs of objects from the mystery box. The children were invited to decide which of the items was the ‘longest‘ and which was the ‘shortest‘.
Here’s how the children sorted the objects:
Children were challenged to examine oodles of noodles, select three and then order them from shortest to longest.
Different sizes of snakes were compared and then ordered:
Some of the continuous provision activities on offer: