Blog 09.10.20

Our book for this week has been ‘Super Duper You’  by Sophy Henn.   This book is about how sometimes we are loud, sometimes we are quiet, sometimes bold and clanky, sometimes soft and cuddly. It celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are.

We have continued to do our Rainbow Challenges.  This week, to get all our challenge sticks we needed to:

  • write about what we want to be when we grow up
  • ‘be very quiet in a world of our own’
  • make a lolly stick house with our family inside
  • use smiley face stickers to make a pattern
  • use playdough to make our face
  • find all the stripy and polka dotty socks and put them in pairs

For the second week in a row everybody in Reception did all their Rainbow Challenges AND their gold challenge!  Fabulous work!

Our special vocabulary this week were the words: worried, autumn, delighted and enormous.  We also learnt a new poem called ‘Leaves are Falling’.  We feel really proud of ourselves as we can now recite four poems!  This week the Curiosity Box contained a little hedgehog hidden in some leaves.   We were so interested in the hedgehog that next week we are going to have a book about a hedgehog for our book of the week and have lots of hedgehog challenges!

The Reception children have continued to revise all the sounds that they have learnt so far m, a, s, d, t, i, n, and p.  They have been making words and learning to read cvc words that have those sounds in them.  The nursery children have continued to practising their listening skills by playing different games.

In maths the Reception children have been practising their doubling and halving skills and finding two numbers that make 3, 4 and 5.  Lots of children moved up a level in their Click Maths and Learn It’s Challenge this week – fabulous work Starfish!  Nursery have been counting to five and learning to recognise numbers.

We have been making the most of the autumn sunshine this week and the children have been continuing problem solving and investigating with the water.  The mud kitchen has been very popular this week with lots of soup and porridge making going on!  We have been using the language stirring, mixing and whisking while we have been ‘cooking’.   We have been out on the scooters and bikes and are getting much more confident.   The music wall has been very popular this week with lots of children singing nursery rhymes and accompanying themselves on the pots and pans.  Using pinecones to paint with was fun and we decided that when we printed with them it looked like footprints.  Mrs Cotton then took us on to the field to look for real footprints!  We used the magnifying glasses to have a really good look. One day this week, in the tuff tray, we enjoyed filling pots with coloured rice.  We practised our counting by counting spoons of rice into the pots and talking about whether they were full or half full.  We have even been sweeping up (to keep ourselves safe) when the rice came out the tray.

Next week our story will be ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog’  by Rosie Wellesley.