Last week, in Reception Class, started with their weekly delivery from Henrietta. She brought two books for the children to enjoy: one fiction ‘How to Catch a Star’ by Oliver Jeffers, and a non-fiction book all about stars. Bertie the Bee had also caught a favourite nursery rhyme – Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
The class had a very starry week, creating hanging stars on the creation station, completing a star letter hunt around the classroom to practise their phonics and enjoying their dark den to find lots of different stars and letters!
In the outdoor classroom the children used the musical instruments to add music while they sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and used the streamers and pom poms to add movement and dance to the rhyme.
One of the highlights of the week was when the children created their own fizzing stars. They worked in pairs to add some special ingredients together, and then watched and waited to see their stars fizz.
In Maths, the children used conkers and pine cones to learn about comparing amounts, using the vocabulary, more and fewer. They also enjoyed using the Reading Garden to read and share a range of books, and the space station outside allowed their imaginations to go wild. I wonder which rhyme Bertie will bring them this week?