Week Ending 25/9/20
This week in Reception we have been working on belonging and have focused on our groups; Caterpillars, Kippers, Elmers, Gruffalo and Rainbow Fish. Each day this week we celebrated one of these groups by reading the story and participating in a variety of activities linked to the stories. We have used these stories to celebrate our differences and help us think about things such as sharing. We have also thought about people who we can talk to if we feel worried or upset about something during circle time.
Week Ending 2/10/20
This week in Reception we have been reading Here We Are as part of our return to school. We have been exploring space and planet Earth and completed activities including observational painting of planets, shared our favourite things about the world and explored our wild area looking for minibeasts. The children have enjoyed exploring their Space Station role play area this week. .
Children have also started their first week of phonics and have been introduced to s, a, t and p.
Week Ending 9/10/20
This week in reception children have finished reading Here We Are and used this book to continue to learn about our wonderful world. We focused on understanding that even though we may look different, sound different and act different we are all still people and made our own self portraits to celebrate this. We also explored some of the wonderful animals that live on planet earth, where they live and know that some animals are endangered and that we have to help look after them and our world by recycling and walking to school.
Week Ending 16/10/20
This week in Reception we have been investigating Autumn. We went out and collected our own bags of Autumn treasures and used these for a variety of activities including leaf rubbing and leaf prints. We used Autumn stories to help us understand the importance of being helpful and being a good friend.
We had a lovely surprise to end our week, organised by Friends of Newberries, and took part in a Halloween Trail. We had so much fun following the clues. Thank you to all those involved.