This week Reception class have been learning about doctors and dentists. We have enjoyed acting out a day in the life of a doctor (there were a lot of bandages needed!) and have learnt about keeping our teeth clean and healthy. Our amazing new book corner also opened this week with two children being given the responsibility of being a librarian. A big thank you to Mrs Darling, Mrs Sheeky and Mrs Day for their hard work, the children certainly have a new love of reading because of it! We have also recorded our dance to “This is me” from The Greatest Showman. The children choreographed this themselves using ideas from watching some professional dancers! You can watch our video by clicking the following link.
Last week was a very busy week in Reception class. We learnt all about the police and how they help us, we investigated fingerprints and patrolled our classroom for any teddies breaking the law! We’ve started to learn about weight, length and height – why not have a go measuring and weighing some items at home? We also made Miss Hacking’s dream come true as she taught us a song on the piano (which she learnt to do in lockdown) for our Christmas play. We have started work on our computing exhibition and are learning to take pictures ourselves. This week we will be learning about doctors and dentists! Please continue to bring in your super subitising pictures! We are enjoying seeing what the children are doing at home!
This week Reception class have learnt about fire safety through the story “No dragons for tea”. We learnt to stop, drop and roll and we learnt that if there is a fire “don’t ever go back – that just will not do. We can get a new bear, but we cant replace you.” We have been making fire engines and continuing to enjoy acting out being fire fighters ourselves! Next week we will be learning all about the police.
Reception class have been learning all about Remembrance Day and why people wear poppies. We watched the cbeebies video “poppies” and spoke about how the poppies grew on the battlefield. Reception class then made a poppy wreath and their own poppies to wear to remember the soldiers who have died at war.
The children have been so enthusiastic about our new topic ‘People Who Help Us’. We have been learning all about fire fighters and the children have been acting out lots of rescue missions! We have been exploring fire in many ways such as through our fire station role play area, making fire marble paintings and fire thread board pictures. The children have been continuing to develop their subitising skills (looking at an amount and knowing its value such as on a dice or domino). We have also been learning about the upcoming Hindu festival of Diwali. The children have been dressing up in Indian clothing and dancing to Indian music. We have also learnt the story of Rama and Sita and have had our own go at creating rangoli using lentils, beans and salt!
Today, Reception class have had a lovely day together celebrating the end of our first topic “All about me” by learning about growing up and birthdays. They have worked hard all week making presents, wrapping presents, writing birthday cards, writing invitations and making birthday decorations! Today we have played party games, decorated birthday biscuits and helped George open his presents! The children have been lovely and have all been great sports when we have been playing games! What a lovely end to our topic!
This half term our topic has been all about me. The children have settled into school life brilliantly and have explored their families, houses, bodies and senses during this topic. They have all immersed themselves in our learning environment and have been learning to make lots of new friends. It has been a very busy but very fun start to their school journey and we cannot wait for the next half term learning about ‘People who help us’.
Please take a moment to look at the link https://www.hertsforlearning.co.uk/blog/lets-talk-about-play which is all about play.