Welcome back Reception Class, it was so lovely to be a class family again, filling our classroom and garden with the sound of chatter and laughter!
Continuing with our story 'How to make Apple Pie and See the World' by Marjorie Priceman, we explored nursery rhymes from around the world as part of our Literacy Development. We discussed what we liked and disliked about them and realised that when we listened to the translated English version, they lost their meaning a little.
We then discussed our favourite nursery rhymes and voted to form a census on the most popular one, which we recorded using a Tally chart, building upon our use of Tally charts to record our favourite colours and fruit as part of our Mathematical Development this week. Our nursery rhyme census was part of a whole school project on National Census, which takes place every ten years.
As part of our Physical Development we started our unit on athletics with Mrs Swan in PE, finding space and using games to follow instructions.
In our Expressive Arts and Design Development, we have looked at the structure and colour of freshly picked daffodils, as a sign of Spring, and made observational drawings and used watercolour paints to sensitively and delicately paint them. We also created some beautiful mother's day cards by recycling flowered craft paper, making petals to create 3D flower heads. We hope you liked them?
In Music we began a unit called 'our world' this week was based on 'the farmyard. We began by listening to lovely day and discussing what the song was about, whether we liked it and how it made us feel. In the song Old MacDonald, we found the pulse by clapping, stomping, patting our knees, thinking about different farm animals and pretending to be that animal.
in our Heartsmart session as part of our Personal, Social and Emotional Development, we thought about what makes a super friend, which links to Friends showing their love at all times from Proverbs 17:17. We decided that amongst others, saying thank you, being kind and protecting our friends were important. We drew images of what a super friend might do on our super friend capes and our class dolls had great fun wearing them.
Thank you for such a great week,
Mrs Ward, Alex and Rachael