We have had a lovely final term in Reception class. In Literacy we have been learning the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children had great fun acting this story out. They also innovated the story to ‘The Enormous Pepper’. During our invention week we created bog babies out of clay and natural materials. We used our imaginations to think of information about our bog babies (name, special power, where it lives, what it eats, etc.). In addition to this the children invented their own stories using their bog baby as the main character.
In Mathematics the children have been exploring how many ways they can make 5, 7 and 10 through the part-part whole method. They also learnt about place value and were introduced to tens and ones through numicon. During this term they revised and developed their knowledge on subtraction and sharing into groups of 2, 5 and 10. The children also spent some time learning about time, money and shapes.
We were very lucky to go on a second trip to Windmill Hill City Farm at the start of this term. The children made and cooked pizzas, as well as doing pond dipping and a minibeast hunt. Towards the end of the term Reception had the opportunity to show of their story telling skills to the Mayor of Bristol. They practised everyday for two weeks and did a fantastic performance of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.
We have had a fantastic year with Reception class. We wish them all good luck with their new adventure in Year 1 class.