Our term started with ‘The Enormous Turnip’! The children learned actions to retell the story and explored different movements and music. They investigated different kinds of vegetables and ordered them by size and weight.
In Reception we use the ‘Helicopter stories’ technique to encourage the children to develop and perform their own stories. This class has been very keen to take part in these and some of the children have begun to write down their own stories too! Almost daily we are lucky enough to have a performance of someone’s story.
During this term we have learned about different traditions and celebrations such as Bonfire Night and Remembrance. I was very proud of our Reception children as they took part in our socially distanced remembrance service outside with the rest of the school.
Performing the nativity for our families was not possible this year but the children have learned about the Nativity story in other ways, one of which was a ‘nativity walk’ around the school grounds where the children heard different parts of the story as they walked.
I was also really proud of Reception’s enthusiasm for ‘home learning’ when our bubble burst and we had to stay at home for 6 days. The children worked hard at home and it was wonderful to see what you were doing via Tapestry. Well done!
The Reception children are settling into school brilliantly – getting to know the adults who work with them and each other, and exploring the classroom and the outdoor area. As part of getting to know each other, each child will be invited to share a photo of someone who is special to them. The children have been learning to tell the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ and went on their own ‘bear hunt’ at school. We will also explore the theme of ‘autumn’ this term.
We look forward to learning more about each other!.
Many thanks to those of you who were able to attend the Zoom Parents Information session on Wednesday 7th October. For those that weren’t able to join, a copy of the presentation is available here.
There will be a Zoom information session for parents about Phonics on Wednesday 11th November at 6pm.