Reception - Sun Hat
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Miss Nicholson and Mrs Taplin
The children have had lots of fun during their forest school sessions! We have learned the basic rules of forest school and how to stay safe in the woodland area. At the beginning of each session we read a story - we really enjoyed the story 'Stanley's Stick' and hearing what different things sticks could be used for.
We have produced lots of fantastic art work using natural resources. During our first session, we went on a hunt to find natural objects such as leaves and sticks (we followed the rules by only picking things up that had already fallen on the ground). With our findings, we created some amazing collage pictures.
In our second session, we got a bit muddy! We used sticks as spades to scoop mud into a cup. We added water to our mud and then used our sticks as spoons to stir and mix. Once it was all mixed up, our sticks became paint brushes for us to paint a picture with our mud paint.
What a fantastic first half term!
We have had a lovely time getting to know everybody in Sun Hat class during this half term. It is amazing to see how much you have all progressed and learnt already! We are looking forward to seeing what else this year has in store! From Miss Nicholson and Mrs Taplin.
This half term our topic has been Marvellous Me! We have had lots of opportunities to think about what things make us special and shared these with our new friends. Kindness and respect has been promoted as we have learnt that we are all special in our own unique ways and not everybody is the same.
Phonics and Reading
We have been busy learning lots of new letter sounds in our phonics lessons. We have also learnt how to use these sounds to read and spell words. The children have enjoyed learning all the songs and actions! They are now using their sounds when reading books with the adults in school. Well done children!
We have read lots of exciting stories so far this term, including The Colour Monster and A Squash and a Squeeze. The last three weeks, we have been doing lots of activities based on the "Hello Friend!" story. Reading this book has helped us to think about being kind friends, sharing and taking turns. We have also learnt about making predictions and how to discuss character actions and feelings.
The children have enjoyed exploring numbers up to 5 and 10 in lots of different ways. We have been singing lots of counting songs and nursery rhymes. We have also explored numbers using a range of resources including Numicon. The children are getting so good at counting, ordering and recognising number to 10!