This week in maths we have been thinking about 2D shapes. We have named them, gone on shape hunts around school and made fantastic shape rockets as part of our learning about Bonfire Night.
We have enjoyed reading this week in our newly designed reading area. We have shared books with each other, read individually and even read stories to teddies.
This week in Reception we have learnt all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Mia brought in some lovely traditional clothes for us to see and we enjoyed hearing about how some her family celebrate Diwali in South Africa. We learnt that Diya lamps were a really important part of the festival and we made our very own out of clay. We also thought about Rangoli patterns and we created our own using sequins and glitter. However our favourite part of the week was when we tried some Indian food and we all thought it was delicious!
Reception really enjoyed the African Drumming morning on Wednesday. They listened really well and joined in with the singing and dancing.
Here is what we thought:
"I liked it when we got to sing" - India
"I liked it when they hit the drum really hard" - Rupert
"I liked learning new words" - Evan
"I liked it when we did the dancing" - Ava
In Reception we love to engage and play in the role play area. It helps to build our confidence and let's us use our imaginations. We have really enjoyed pretending to be hairdressers and clients in our very own salon.
We had a wonderful afternoon engaging in a skipping festival. We worked really hard and enjoyed playing skipping games and pretending to be trains. We were so brave running under the skipping rope and we all jumped as high as we could!
We really enjoyed going on an Autumn walk. We worked in pairs and had a clipboard with a list of autumnal items to find. We collected lovely colourful leaves, conkers, pinecones and acorns. We used these to make wonderful autumn pictures.
As part of our topic work we created wonderful self -portraits inspired by Pablo Picasso. We used pastels for the first time and thought really carefully about the colours we used. Come and see them in the classroom!
In Reception we welcomed our parents for our first stay and learn. We had a wonderful turn out and the classroom was full of children and parents engaging in lots of activities. We want to say a big thank you to everyone that came as we had a lovely morning.
Here is what we thought:
“I liked playing with my Mummy in the hairdressers” – Lucy
“ I showed Mummy what I do in school” – Maisie
“I made some letters in the playdough with Mummy, it was fun!” – Lillie
“I think that Daddy had fun!” – Oliver S
“I played with the magnets with my Mummy” Ciaran
In Maths we enjoyed going on a number around school. We used the iPads to take photos of the numbers that we found.
We were all so excited to start our Phonics learning this week. We met Fred the Frog, who is our special helper and can only say and read words in sounds. We have learnt the sounds m,a,s,d and t so far and we all tried really hard to form the sounds in our new writing books.
We really enjoyed PE this week! We all tried really hard to dress and undress independently. We played lots of games and thought carefully about finding a space in the hall.
Each week we will be learning a new Rhyme in Reception. This week it was all about an Elephant and his nose! We were able to locate the title, say where to start reading and we worked really hard to find the letter 'a'.
This week, Reception welcomed their ‘Year 5 Buddies’ to the classroom for the first time. Now we have settled into Primrose Lane school life, the wonderful Year 5 children have helped us to make new friends, play, feel safe and become more independent. We have got to know each other this week, eaten together and played together outside.
Here's what some of them have said:
“ I played hide and seek with my buddy, it was so much fun!” – Maisie
“My buddy showed me some new football skills.” - Oliver V
“I liked it when my buddy helped me with my dinner.” - Oliver S
‘’I like the Buddies because you get to look after them and play with them.’’ – Ellie
‘’My buddy is Oliver and I could not have asked for anyone else! Oliver is very enthusiastic and loves to run around. My favourite time is lunch time with him as he impresses me using his manners.’’ – Grace
‘’I really like the buddy system. I think it is a good idea and it is really fun. My buddy is Bethany and I like showing her around the playground and eating lunch with her.’’ - Florence