Reception have had a busy two weeks back at school after the Christmas holidays. In PSHE with Mrs Vardy the children wished each other a Happy New Year and then talked about what makes us feel happy. Our footprints were then made into happy penguins for our display. We have also loved dancing to the ‘Happy’ song from ‘Happy Feet'
Our new topic for this half term is ‘Amazing Animals’ where we will be exploring Artic animals and dinosaurs. In our outside yard we found a box with some snow around it addressed to Ellington Primary School Reception. Inside the box was a penguin. We were all very confused at how the penguin got to our school. When we went back into the classroom there was a story called Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. Miss Robinson started to read the first couple of pages to see if we could solve the mystery. The story started by telling us that there once was a boy and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him.
Is this why the penguin has arrived at our school? We had a class discussion about penguins and what we already know about them. In Literacy we followed step by step instructions to create our own penguin and then wrote a description. Miss Robinson was super impressed with the children for their amazing writing. We also did some observational paintings of penguins.
In maths we have been looking at ways to represent zero by comparing it to other numbers. We have also been looking at composition of numbers to 5.