Reception Class have settled well into school and are quickly learning routines and expectations and getting to know each other. Henrietta the hedgehog delivered two of her favourite books, ‘How to Catch a Star’, by Oliver Jeffers and a non-fiction book about stars. Bertie the Bee (who loves rhyme) left the nursery rhyme ‘Twinkle, Twinkle little star’ in the Reading Garden.
The children have continued with the star theme throughout the week in their own learning time. They have been making and counting stars on the modelling table, persevering to complete a space jigsaw, sorting and identifying their new graphemes, decorating and making stars on the creation station, finding tiny stars in the finger gym and collecting them with tweezers, and investigating their dark box with a torch. The children have also enjoyed the role play area, Reading Garden and Maths Area.
Reception Class had their first music lesson with Mr Johnson last week. They learned a new song about harvest and enjoyed listening to Mr Johnson play his accordion!
In maths the children have been comparing two groups of objects, using the vocabulary ‘more and fewer’ and in science, they created fizzing stars by adding vinegar to bicarbonate of soda. It was fascinating and very exciting for the children to watch the reaction happen in front of their very eyes!