Ahoy there Reception class shipmates, thank you for another wonderful week of learning, either remotely at home or in school provision. It has been a real pleasure and source of joy to share your learning each day on SeeSaw. Your enthusiasm and dedication to your learning has been incredible, we are immensely proud of you all. A huge thank you to your parents for juggling working from home and facilitating home learning during these difficult times.
As we have continued on our learning theme of Pirates, in our Literacy Development, we have continued to develop our understanding of using describing words in spoken and written form to describe the pirate's treasure from our text. This led us to consider personal items around our home that we treat as treasured possessions: our favourite teddy; a stone from the beach, storybook etc and then label them. We then chose our favourite piece of treasure and explained it's significance in a sentence. To complete our week, we created a treasure word game to play for our fun day Friday activity. After making circular coins that we drew and cut from paper, we used words from our word time lessons in phonics and wrote real and nonsense words on each coin.
This week in our Mathematical Development we have compared groups of objects up to 10 where the objects differ in size, colour or shape. Working practically we have created farmyard scenes with groups of animals and discussed which groups have more or fewer animals in them. As we developed our understanding of more and fewer in making comparisons within groups of objects we started to look at finding the difference between groups by identifying how many more or fewer each group had.
In our Knowledge and Understanding of the World we have explored matching animals to an appropriate habitat and then made our very own bird and animal footprints using potatoes and paints.
We continued our understanding of birthdays were and why they are important. This week we had a go at making a birthday cake. There has been some lovely examples of real baking at home and some very creative playdough, Lego examples too. We role played singing 'Happy Birthday' and blowing out the candles. Celebrating birthdays with our extended families has been something we have all missed and we talked about looking forward to doing this in the future.
In our computing activity we thought about being safe online! We discussed with a grown up some of the rules we have at home and school to be safe when we are using game apps or watching stories and videos on the internet. After our discussion we designed a poster about what we felt was important information for ourselves.
Using Google Maps we learnt about where we live, our address and what is beside and around our house, which helped us to draw a picture of our home.
In our music session, as part of Expressive Arts and Design, we completed Step 2 and 3 of 'Everyone' on Charanga, keeping the pulse in the games tracks.
For our Physical Development, this week's PE activity was all about 'Tennis' and being a ball boy or ball girl! Once we completed the activities we joined in the fun CBeebies quiz, where we have to guess the characters behind the tennis net.
Have a super weekend
Mrs Ward, Alex and Rachael.