Our topic this term is Homes, so we have been learning about what makes a home, and the different types of home in which people live. We met Mr Tusky, our elephant puppet, who shows us how to listen with our eyes, hands and bodies, as well as with our ears! Reception have been playing lots of listening games, and have enjoyed preparing meals for each other in the home corner, as well as being in the outdoor area, painting, chalking, building, and playing with the doll`s house, the castle, and the cars.
Year 1 have been getting used to having short separate phonics, literacy and numeracy lessons in the mornings, so that they can keep moving on from last year. We have been revising our sounds, writing about our family, and partitioning teen numbers. If we work hard and listen well, we can earn some free choice iPad time in the afternoons!
Every morning we all go to the Dough Disco to improve our fine motor skills. It`s great fun – you should try it!
We also had our first PE lessons, “riding our bikes” around the hall, as we practised walking, jogging, skipping and running in response to Mrs Gibbin`s instructions.
Mrs Gibbin finally got to grips with Tapestry so if you want to see any individual observations and photographs of your Reception children, please activate your link and take a look! You can also add anything which you consider to be a new area of learning or a "WOW" moment for your child.