23rd March 2018
This week we looked at the story, ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman. We introduced the book by looking at the first few pages. We discussed what we could see in the pictures; what the aliens were doing, their interests and made predictions about where the aliens lived and where they might be going. Using the salt dough that the children had made last week, along with a variety of materials we made aliens. While creating our aliens, we thought about different mathematical concepts like doubling, halving and symmetry.
Next week we will continue with the story, ‘Aliens love Underpants’. We will think about what we would do if an alien came to visit and writing letters to the aliens asking for our pants back. We will also be making 3D shape aliens. We will also make Easter chocolate nests.
Reception will be having an Easter Egg competition next week so if you would like to enter please make sure you decorate an egg and bring it to school by Tuesday 27th March. Winners will be announced on Thursday.
16th March 2018
This week the children had lots of fun learning about space. Following the drama workshop that the children took part in the children went on to learn about how to travel into space, what they would need for a space adventure and what is in space. The children wowed us with the amazing alien and rocket models which they created using a range of creative skills, tools and techniques. At the end of the week the children became astronauts and used their imagination to travel to space where they learnt the number skill, doubling. They applied the skill of doubling to make alien salt dough.
Next week this theme will continue and the children will enjoy exploring the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ by Claire Freedman. They enjoyed taking part in writing questions to the aliens and imaginative ideas about what they would do if an alien came to visit. They will use the dough that they made this week and add a variety of material to create their very own aliens. Also, next Friday the children will take part in Sports Relief by joining in a sporty activity to raise money and help vulnerable people across the U.K to live healthier and safer lives.
9th March 2018
This week we looked at the story ‘Mess Monsters.’ They are naughty monsters that come out at night and make a big mess that needs to be tidied up. We talked to the children about the importance of looking after our belongings, keeping our classroom tidy so things don’t get broken and being respectful of each other. The children have been amazing at keeping the room tidy and trying to put things away when they have finished and not being ‘Mess Monsters’ themselves! Hopefully this good attitude will continue at home too!
Next week we will be learning about Space. Following a drama workshop the children took part in, we will be talking about how we travel into space, what we might need to go on a space adventure and what is in Space. We will be looking at lots of different stories and making our own aliens and rockets too.
1st March 2018
This week we celebrated World Book Day! Each day the children explored a different book. These included ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and ‘Rumble in the Jungle.’ The children had fun dressing up as these characters and role playing the stories. They applied literacy skills to create story maps, lists, stories, character descriptions, as well as painting and collaging the characters.
On Tuesday 27th February the children bought in their favourite book and dressed up as their favourite book character. In the afternoon the Mad Hatters tea party took place and the children enjoyed drinking juice from teapots and eating iced buns. It was lovely to see so many parents and carers joining us on this special occasion.
Next week we will be exploring the book ‘Mess Monsters’ by Beth Shoshan. The story reinforces the importance of looking after our toys and equipment and tidying up after we have finished playing. The children will be working hard to develop this skill and will learn about how they can have an effect on improving our environment, pollution and recycling. Continuing with this theme the children will have fun creating some brilliant pieces of Monster art as well as learning the Mess Monster song.