Mrs Johnson – Reception
Week beginning 2nd March 2020
CAN YOU HELP OR KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CAN?
We are looking for a donation of paving slabs to place in the entrance of our Explorers Area.
Spring time is evident in our Explorers Area! This week in our Forest Schooling session some children had the opportunity to cook and eat chocolate orange cakes on the fire.
We really enjoyed World Book Day! We really enjoyed dressing as book characters. We really enjoyed 'snuggle with a book' time! We decorated our classroom door as a book cover and chose 'Elmer' We used our new found knowledge of colour mixing to independely paint the patches.
We have been experimenting with mixing red and yellow, blue and yellow, red and blue primary colours in bags to create the secondary colours orange, green and purple. We also have been using our new painting station to mix colours independently
Week beginning 24th February 2020
On Tuesday we had a fabulous start to this half term with a visit from The Raptor Foundation. We saw three owls and one buzzard, eggs and feathers; the highlight though was when they flew over our heads!
On Thursday we enjoyed a Rugby Tots session with Meg. We also developed our Fine motor skills through untying knots in ribbons, weaving ribbon on a cooling rack and using tweezers to slot straws over matchsticks.
In our Forest Schooling session this week we got to experience first hand the true meaning of the words, slip, slippery, slithery slimy, squelch, smooth, gooey and sticky through the environment.
This week in our Mathematical development we have been learning to recognise and sequence numbers.
Baking cakes independedly from start to finish by following a recipe.
In Literacy we have been developing our reading and spelling skills.
Week beginning 10th February 2020
In Our Forest Schooling the sessions another group of children got to prepare, cook and eat pancakes over the fire.
This week in Mathematics we have been consolidating our learning of 2D and 3D shape, measures using balances, doubling single digits, one more and one less
This week we celebrated the Chinese New Year with our Big Buddies. We performed a dance to some traditional music, sang a song and gave our Big Buddies a Hong Bow gift (Red envelope)
Week beginning 3rd February 2020
In Mathematics this week we have be focusing on our addition skills.
The children have been practising their scissor skills by cutting along a wiggly line, freeing a trapped animal and cutting playdough sausages. Perhaps you could try some of these ideas at home!
This week the children have begun independently baking cakes!
Week beginning 27th January 2020
This week the rest of the children in Ladybird class had the opportunity to make and eat Chinese springrolls. We are looking forward to celebrating the Chinese New Year with our 'Big Buddies' although a little later than planned!
We have been developing our motor control skills by using tongs, tweezers and scissors.
We have been segmenting and blending to read, spell and write words containing the digraphs ee, or, th and oo.
This week the children were all introduced to our weekly money challenge 'How much?'
In our Forest Schooling session this week some children prepared and cooked a Chinese Noodle soup fo the class and some children chose to follow the Nija rope trail!
Week beginning 20th January 2020
The children have been creating Chinese blossom tree art works.
This week some of the children have been following a recipe to make chinese spring rolls which they then enjoyed eating in our class resturant.
Week beginning 16th January 2020
This week the children have been continuing their learning about the Chinese New Year. The children have enjoyed practising to use chop sticks to pick up string noodles, preparing for when we begin to make, cook and eat Chinese food over the next two weeks. The children have been very interested that Chinese writing looks very different to ours. The children have been copying numbers 1-10 and making the word rat from playdough as, this year is the year of the rat. The children have also been making Hong Bow packets in preparation to give to our Big Buddies at a special surprise celebration we will invite them too shhhh!
Week beginning 6th January 2020
This week in our Forest Schooling session.
This week we had our first session of biking and scooting.
Week beginning 2nd December 2019
In the Classroom we have been very busy getting Christmassy.
In our Forest Schooling session this week the children spotted more evidence of fairies! Some children have mastered the Granny knot too!
Week beginning 25th November 2019
We have had a super week and, in particular, a super Friday! On Friday morning we enjoyed our first Christmas Craft Morning. We went to different classrooms around the school and worked with our friends and families to create some super Christmas decorations. Click below to see some pictures!
We have been learning to measure in Mathematics this week.
Week beginning 18th November 2019
Child initiated learning of 'Tricky Words' (those are the ones you can't sound out)!
The children have been developing their fine motor control skills through lacing and tweezer activites.
In Mathematics the children have been learning to recognise their numbers. The children have also been working really hard to correctly form the number eight.
There was great excitement in our Forest Schooling sessions this week! The children discovered that the fairies had visitied! The last few children got the chance to cook popcorn. A group of children made a fire and boiled some water to make us all a drink of hot chocolate.
Week beginning 11th November 2019
In Literacy we have been learning to read and build tricky words: I, no, go, to, he, she, the.
The children have been displaying acts of kindness to each other.
This week the children in Ladybird class wanted to do something special for their buddy families, as they are always so kind to us. The children used their mathematical skills to make some biscuits to give to their buddies. Our big buddies spent time reading us stories.
Week beginning 4th November 2019
We have been carrying out various activites to develop our fine motor skills.
This week in our Forest schooling session some of the children learnt how to tie a 'Granny' knot, cook popcorn and heat water in a 'Kelly' kettle to make a hot chocolate drink for everyone.
Week beginning 28th October 2019
The children have enjoyed making silly soup in the "Witches' Kitchen". (Learning to read through segmenting and blending).
In our Fine Motor Skill sessions this week the children have been balancing marbles and eyeballs on golf tee; rolling and cutting spooky Halloween shapes from playdough and creating paper pumpkins.
In Mathematics this week we have been learning to recognise and draw number 5, learning one more than a given number and paying for our morning snack.
In our Forest Schooling session this week we made a "Witches' soup"! We put in the cooking pot... Wizards' toe nails, snake rings, dragon scales and claws, witches' fingers, dried worms and beetle juice!
Week beginning 14th October 2019
Our Forest Schooling session this week.
In our Forest Schooling sessions this week some more of the children learnt to use a palm drill safely to drill a hole in conker to create a necklace. All of the children had the opportunity to make and cook a stuffed baked apple on the fire. Some of the children created fairy boats using mud, sticks, conker shells and leaves. We finished our session today with songs around our camp fire.
We have been developing our fine motor skills in our Physical Development sessions and in the finger gym.
In our Mathematical sessions we have been learning to recognise and name 2D shapes.
Ladybird Class Lunch. The children were able to invite their adults to share our lunchtime.
Week beginning 7th October 2019
Forest Schooling this week.
We have been learning to recognise and write the number 3. We have also been learning to count accurately using loose parts exploration play.
This week we have been learning to recognise and write the phoneme 'm'.
Week beginning 30th September 2019
We have been continuing our learning of our phonemes. This week we have learnt to recognise the phonemes 'i' and 'p'.
We have been using our gross and fine motor skills to create conker rolling pictures.
In our Forest Schooling sessions this week we learnt to recognise a Horse Chestnut Tree by its shape, its large hand like leaves and its fruit (conkers). Some of the children learnt to use a palm drill safely to drill a hole in conker to create a necklace. Some children chose to make and cook a tomato and cheese wrap on the fire. We finished our session today with songs around our camp fire.
Week beginning 23rd September 2019
The New Reception children are now in! We have begun our learning of phonics. This week we have been learning the phonemes ‘s’ and ‘a’.
On Friday we went to the Explorers Area and experienced our first Forest Schooling session. We cooked chocolate bananas over the fire. They were yummy!
Learning in our Forest Schooling session on Friday.