This week the children in reception have listened to the story Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. We explained to the children what an author is and what the title of the book is before reading the story and talking about the characters and what happened. The teachers then sat with the children individually to see if they could retell parts of the story in their own words and then order a sequence of pictures. The story was all about taking turns and sharing and being a good friend. Soon we will be making our own pumpkin soup just like the characters in the story did. Yummy!
In Maths we have been doing lots of counting and looking at how the number 3 can be made by adding other numbers together. We are also introducing the language 'more than' and 'fewer than' and the 'same as' when comparing numbers. The children have learned that 2 and 1 make 3 and that three is more than 2 and 1, 1 is less than 3 and 2 etc.
We also talked about where we live, what we live in and who lives in our home with us. We had some lovely discussions about how every family is different.
The children have had fun playing and learning outside and have started to make use of their wellington boots and waterproof trousers as the weather has started to change.
Next week we will continue to look at the Pumpkin Soup story and learn about how to give and follow simple instructions to make a recipe for soup. We will continue comparing numbers in Maths and we will also start to talk about Autumn and Harvest.
What a busy and exciting week we have had in Reception. We expect there will be some very tired children this weekend after finishing their first full week of school.
This week we have been playing lots of listening games on the carpet. We have also been representing the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in different ways, such as using numicon, pictures, fingers and objects. A real highlight has been exploring the muddy puddle area for the first time.
Next week we will be sharing the story 'Pumpkin Soup' as we begin our first topic.
What a super first week the reception children have had. We have spent lots of time learning our new friends names and getting to know all of our grown ups. We have also enjoyed trying out the lunches and playing on the big playground.
Next week, we will be staying all day and continuing to explore the school further.
Year 1 children had a funny old morning on Friday. When returning to their classroom's after assembly, they found a trapped vegetable in need of help. The children then had to follow a trail of clues to save all the trapped vegetables. Eventually they were all safe and we found a story called Supertato to read together. The children have loved reading the story and will continue with their learning about Supertato over the next couple of weeks. Year 1 are all on the look out for Evil Pea!
Find out all of the exciting things we have been doing.