26th January 2024
What a great start to the new year in Reception. We have really enjoyed exploring our new topic Run Run as Fast as You Can using the story of The Gingerbread Man. He trashed our classroom in week 1 so we made posters to encourage everyone to keep an eye out for him. Last week we used our STEM skills to make boats to help him cross the river without getting eaten by the pesky fox! We had lots of fun exploring different materials that would be best to make boats and then test our boats at the end of the week- they all floated for at least a little while!
This week we the Gingerbread Man sent us a letter to say he was off to travel the world. He has sent us letters, emails and postcards to keep us up to date as he passed through Antarctica, the Caribbean, Alaska and Australia! He sent us clues to let us know where he was and the children had lots of fun guessing where he could be. We compared the places he has visited to Ellington and decided we like the looks of the warmer countries than the cold ones!
In maths we have been working hard on number recognition, 2D shapes and doubles, using our fingers to help us recall facts speedily.
We also had a special music lesson this week, we sang some lovely songs thinking about pitch and got to play some musical instruments.
Great work Reception!