We have been practicing our Christmas songs for weeks and this week, we finally performed them in front of our parents. It was wonderful!
We also ate a delicious Christmas lunch while wearing our Christmas jumpers and hats.
During carpet time, some children had asked if they could make a present for their families and asked if they could make a special decoration to put on their Christmas trees. So, we made some salt dough decorations which they decorated using sequins and glitter.
This week, we watched our first Christmas Show called ‘The Littlest Christmas Elf’ which they thoroughly enjoyed. They then had the opportunity to meet the Elf.
We’ve also been busy making Christmas Trees to sell at our Christmas Fair. We used our fine motor to wrap some wool around triangles and then decorated them with pom-poms and sequins.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Thank you to all the parents that came to our Open Morning, it was lovely having you with us. The children made some lovely Christmas decorations which we used to decorate the classroom.
This week, we have been practicing spelling cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant) words. The children applied their phonic knowledge and used some magnetic letters to construct the words.
In maths, we learnt how to add one more to a given number. We rolled the dice, counted out that number of objects into a tens frame and then added one more. We also used ladybirds and spots to show different ways of making numbers up to 5.
We decided to make a ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ display. So we used strips of coloured material and stuck them onto paper to represent the scenes from the book; grass, water, mud, a snowstorm and a forest.
It’s been a very busy week in Reception. The children created some lovely pictures of fireworks and during carpet time, they talked about the fireworks they’d seen and heard and used some great vocabulary to describe them.
We also looked at pictures of poppies and learnt that people wear poppies to help them remember the soldiers that had been injured while protecting others. We then made some lovely paintings of poppies.
This week we made some lovely Autumn trees using paint and cotton buds. We’ve also been practicing writing our names and strengthening our pencil control.