Reception - Daisies
Miss Mann, Mrs Grant, Mrs Tiley, 

 
What have we been learning about this week? (wb16.10.17)
Image result for autumn clipartThis week we have been learning about Autumn. We have been on an autumn walk around the school grounds looking for signs of autumn. On our walk we saw yellow, red, orange and brown leaves, berries growing on bushes for birds and animals to eat. We also compared the weather in autumn to the weather in Spring, Summer and Winter. 

Image result for phonics clipartIn Phonics this week we have learnt the sounds 'd', 'g' and 'o'. For 'd' we practised the action on drums, as well as copying sound patterns. For 'g' we have printed grapes on a 'g' shape and for 'o' we painted octopuses. 

Image result for balancing scales clipartIn Maths this week we have been learning about weighing. We have learnt to use the vocabularly 'light', 'heavy', 'lightest', 'heaviest' and 'balanced'. We have explored placing different objects into bucket scales and finding which was the heaviest and which was the lightest. 

The children have loved learning their songs for the Harvest assembly and look forward to perfoming them at St Georges tomorrow. 

We hope you all have a lovely half term break. Over half term here are some ideas you may wish to do to build on our learning:
  • go on your own autumn walk
  • look for the letters to match the sounds we have learn so far whilst you are out an about
  • practise counting autumn objects you find whilst out exploring
  • go and visit our local library 
Thank you for your support this half term. The children have settled really well. 

What have we been learning about this week? (wb09.10.17)
This week we continued our 'keeping healthy' topic. We have thought about how important it is to get lots of sleep, and shared our own routines for getting ready for bedtime. We also thought about hygiene and what we do to stop germs from spreading when we go to the toilet or sneeze or cough. 

Image result for phonics clipartIn Phonics this week we learnt the 'n' sound. For this sound we practised forming the letter and used our noses to smell different things blindfolded. We had to decide what we thought it was and then choose one smell we liked and one smell we didn't like. The things we had to smell included: vinegar, orange, banana, cocoa, and mint. The cocoa was the most liked smell! 
We have also learnt the 'm' sound and practised forming the letter and the action when eating a malteaser. 

Image result for colour pattern clipartIn Maths this week we have used our shape knowledge from last week to look for patterns in the environment. We were pattern detectives in the playground and found colour repeating patterns on the playground markings, patterns on walls and on the fences. We have made our own colour repeating patterns using beads and unifix cubes. 

We have been practising our songs ready for the Harvest assembly next Friday at St Georges. 

Next week our topic will be 'autumn. We will find out about the changes in our environment and go on an autumn walk around the school grounds to look for signs of autumn.