Gingerbread man continues…

The children arrived back at school on Monday to discover that gingerbread family had left a big mess in our classroom. There were some wonderful conversations about what happened and how they got into our classrooms. The children then wrote down clues and their ideas.

The following day we received a letter from the gingerbread family asking if we could bake some gingerbread men for them as their oven had broken. The children looked at recipes and talked about what we would need.

On Wednesday, the children spotted some ginger bread men in our classroom and were so excited to count how many they could find!

The children then spent the next two days writing letters and looking for more clues.

Today, the children have enjoyed baking their very own gingerbread men!

We have also been very busy with our maths practicing subtraction and phonics with recapping sounds and various other activities!

Finally, Miss Ferguson enjoyed making the most of the giant puddles with paint and waves!

This week the books on Bug Club are ‘The fox and the ducks’ and ‘The Thing’.

We hope you have a lovely half term! 🙂

Gingerbread man!

A very exciting week in Reception! We have been learning the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and were shocked when a video was sent to us of the gingerbread family in our class! Children got to work on some fantastic maps on where they thought he had gone, building gingerbread houses and making traps.

They also made posters to stick around the school!

The following day we were sent another email with a video of the gingerbread family running through secondary school. We decided we needed to write letters to the ‘big school’ to ask if they had seen anything or spotted any clues.

On Friday, Reception visited Dunraven Secondary school to deliver our letters and look for more clues. Luckily, we bumped into a teacher who said she saw some crumbs in the corridor! Next, we headed to the main reception desk and were delighted to be given a letter left for us from the gingerbread family.

We took it back to classroom and read it together. Turns out they are still running from us… I wonder what will happen next week!

The children have loved all the gingerbread activities too!

We have been exploring lots of maths activities that develop skills of problem solving, memory and also encourage good turn taking and team work. The children have absolutely loved playing pairs!

This week on Bug club our books are ‘The Quiz went Fizz’ and ‘Sharon and Flash’.

Let’s hope the lovely weather continues and many more ‘sunbeds’ are created!

Have a fab weekend! 🙂

Weekly Round Up

Another fantastic week in Plum Class! This week we have been reading ‘Anna Hibiscus’ Song’ which tells the story of a young girl in Africa who asks all her family what she can do with her happiness. The children have thought about what makes them really happy and we had some lovely discussions around this. Some children said ‘swimming’, ‘visiting the funfair’ and ‘snuggling with my family’!

The children produced some amazing writing today!

In maths we have been developing a deeper understanding of numbers 0-15. The children have been learning about 1 more and 1 less.

We have also had fun writing stories and taking them to ‘story land’ to make them come alive. Plum class absolutely love this and it’s wonderful to hear such fantastic story telling language.

Blurbs included!

The children have been using the continuous provision and what’s available to them in the classroom to create and extend their ideas.

This week on Bug Club our new books are ‘Top Dog’ and ‘Munching lunch’ which include our new sounds ‘th’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’ and ‘ng’.

Have a great weekend!

Chinese New Year and Magic Potion School!

What a busy week we have had in Plum Class this week!

The children were very excited to create our new role play book corner. We decided to call it ‘Magic Potion School’. The children made potion bottles for the shelves and had wonderful ideas for what it does.

Plum Class enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year and were lucky to have one of our parents come in to speak to the children about how people celebrate. We learned about why each year is named after different animals and the different things that bring luck and good fortune such as the colour red and fish. There are lots of lovely videos about it on the Cbeebies website.

It has also been great to be outside enjoying some sunshine (and lots of bubbles!!), making playdough and building stages!

This week’s Bug Club books are ‘Quick, Quick, Quick’ and ‘The Hunt’. We hope you enjoy reading at home!

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Weekly roundup

This week has been another busy week for Plum class!

In English we have been studying the poem ‘I am angry’ by Michael Rosen. We have been learning to retell the poem and have come up with our own actions to go with it. We also had a discussion about what makes us feel angry and what we can do to make ourselves feel better. On Friday we drew pictures in response to the poem, come and see them hanging up in the classroom – they are amazing!

Here is the poem read by Michael Rosen – ask us to show you the actions at home!

In Maths we have continued learning about numbers within 10, this week learning to identify one more and one less than a given number. We have been learning to use ten frames, number lines and cubes to help us.

Have a lovely weekend and see you next week! 🙂

First week back!

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break and a happy new year to everyone. We have had a fantastic first week in Reception.

The children have enjoyed learning about keeping their teeth healthy and strong! We have discussed the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day and what food and drink are good for our teeth. The children have enjoyed building a dentist role play area and acting own experiences of being at the dentist. There has been some wonderful language used by the children such as ‘cavities’ and ‘vitamins’.

‘Next patient please!’

In maths, we have been focusing on developing a deeper understanding of numbers 0-8 and have explored quantity using ten frames and cubes.

The children have also created a hairdressers today and have enjoyed styling all their friends (and teachers!) hair using rollers, brushes and bows. They even created their own hair washing station. If we have any parents or relatives that are hairdressers or barbers and would like to chat to the children about their job, please let us know!

Over the weekend, can you practice reading and writing the tricky words ‘I’, ‘the’, ‘to’, ‘go’ and ‘no’.

Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

The Naughty Bus!

The children have been very excited this week to continue our story ‘The Naughty Bus’. On Tuesday, we were shocked to discover that he had vanished! The children thought about where he had gone and made plans and maps. We found him later on the windowsill by Year 1. What a cheeky bus!

The children then made posters to stick around the school to ask if any other children had spotted him. Today, we received a message from the office with pictures of where he had been.

The children produced some wonderful writing describing where the bus was. For example, ‘The bus is in the mud.’

Can you draw where else you think he has gone and label your picture?

Have a lovely weekend!