Happy New Year Reception Class!
I hope that you have had a lovely Christmas and a happy start to 2018. This half term, we will be learning about traditional tales. In particular, we will be looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man.
This week, we are learning about 'Diwali'.
'Diwali' is a festival of lights.
It is celebrated by Hindus every year in October or November.
We have learnt about the Diwali story and have started to act it in out in the role- play area in small groups. The Diwali story is about Rama ( a Prince) and Sita (his wife). Sita is kidnapped by a terrible demon king called Ravana. He had 10 heads and 20 arms and was feared throughout the land.Rama rescued Sita and then they were reunited again. They began their long journey home. Everybody lit lamps to guide them on their way and welcome them back home.
Tomorrow, we will be learning more about how Hindus celebrate Diwali.
We have made a Peaceful Reflection area in our classroom. We discussed the following BIG QUESTIONS:-
What is peace?
How can we show peace?
What does peace mean to you?
What symbols represent peace?
The children then worked together in small groups to draw pictures to show 'peace'. The children drew the peaceful dove from 'Noah's Ark', children and adults praying in church and at a school, people shaking hands and sharing the peace and children and adults being at peace with each other when playing or working together.
Dive into Phonics
Look at all the sounds that we have learnt so far. We are on our way to becoming fantastic readers!! We are now working on blending the sounds together to read words. Miss Farnworth is very proud of how well we are doing with our phonics!!
Friday 13th October 2017
In Maths this week, we have been learning our 2D flat shapes and their properties. We have been making shape pictures by drawing round 2D shapes, making shape pictures using sticky shapes, printing using 2D shapes and making pictures of ourselves using tap - a - shape. Reception have also used feely bags, played shape games and listened to shape songs to learn the different 2D shape properties. Here are some photographs of our super shape work.
RE - I am Special.
Reception have been learning that God created the world and God created each one of us. We are all Gods special children. We have made some self - portraits and we talked about how God made us all the same but with some differences which make each one of us special and unique. For example, some children have blue eyes, some children have green eyes and some children have brown eyes. Below are some photographs of our self - portraits.
Harvest Display - Thank You God For Our Food
Here is a photograph of our Harvest display. Reception have drawn pictures of their favourite meals. We talked about how we thank God for all our wonderful food at Harvest time. We took part in a Harvest service in church by bringing in food tins to help Colne open door. We talked about how God wants us to share our food with others so that everyone gets their fair share of food to eat. We listened to the Bible story 'Feeding of the 5000'. At the end of the story the little boy whispered "Jesus must be special, he fed one, two, three, four, five thousand people with my tea!" Reception really enjoyed acting out the story and talking about how God wants us to share our food.
Wednesday 4th October 2017
This week in Maths, Reception have been learning to count, order and recognise numbers to 20. Today, we made a number line using ourselves. We started with one child for the number 1, then two children for the number 2 and so on. Here are some pictures of our number line.
Monday 2nd October 2017
In whole - school worship, we talked about how God created a wonderful world for us to live in. We discussed how he gave us five senses to help us enjoy it. Mr Peers then read a story called 'Lucy's Picture'. Lucy created her picture in a way that her grandfather, who was blind, could enjoy.
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
In class worship, we decided to make our own sensory picture just like Lucy's picture. We went on a walk around school and collected objects that we thought would represent an Autumn picture. We then worked together to make a sensory picture that would be enjoyable for someone who is blind. Below is a photograph of our Autumn picture.
Monday 25th September 2017
This week in Maths, we have been learning how to make two step and three step repeating patterns. We have been making patterns using different objects.
Monday 18th September 2017
Today, Reception all brought in their favourite story book from home. The children all drew a picture to show their favourite part of their story book. Here are some photographs of the children reading their favourite story books.