We have been busy settling in to our new classroom and learning the names of our new friends.
This is one of our new friends called Russell. You might hear lots about him.
We decided we needed some rules in Rainbow Class. The rules Rainbow Class decided on are:
1. We walk inside (we run outside)
2. We use quiet voices indoors
3. We have kind and gentle hands
4. We listen to our adults
5. We look after our toys
6. We put our hands up on the carpet when we want to talk.
We also have some class targets which are to be able to say goodbye to our parent/carer without support, to be able to hang our coats or jumpers on our pegs and put our bookbags in the bookbag box independently and finally to learn the classroom rules. If we achieve these and make good choices by following the rules Russell rewards us with stickers, treasure chests or our name being written under the sun.
We have been enjoying exploring our indoor and outdoor environment, we have been using mirrors to look at our face and paint self portraits, we have had a dance workshop where we joined in with a dance from the Wizard of Oz and we have been over to the nature garden to meet and feed the chickens.
We have had a great start to the Reception year. We have learnt about Dinosaurs and have been reading the story Handa’s Surprise. We have also had our very first Celebration Day where our theme was ‘Children of the World’.
This half term has been very busy, we have had a visit from an author called David Litchfield who came in to read his lovely book The Bear and the Piano and the Mad Scientists who taught us about Solids, Liquids and Gases.
Our topic this term was The Three Billy Goats Gruff. In Literacy we retold the story using puppets, made wanted posters for the Troll and then retold the story changing the characters and the setting. In Mathematics we looked at ordering objects by height and using the Mathematical language tall, middle size and short. We have also been adding two numbers to find the total in a variety of ways.
This term we have had weekly music sessions with Miss Asprey and learnt lots of new songs. In Art we have spent time mixing the colours red, blue and yellow to make different colours and also finding out about Jackson Pollack and his interesting style of painting. Most recently we have been finding out about Christmas, making cards, calendars and other wintery crafts.