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.
Find out all of the exciting things we have been doing.