Reception Week Beginning 10.1.22

This week Reception began their new topic about time. Over the upcoming half term, this new  learning focus will cover aspects of the past, present and the future.

The children learnt about human development, from being a baby to old age during the Ten Ten RSE lesson. They also thought about how days are split into day and night and the daily routines that occur in both. Reception also discussed the big question, ‘Does everyone around the world go to sleep at exactly the same time?’ The adults were very impressed with their answers and the reasoning behind them!

Our book focus this week has been the traditional tale, The Ugly Duckling. As well as writing about how the Ugly Duckling must have felt, the class also made homes for him from a variety of construction material, drew story maps, learnt how to hot seat the characters from the book and participated in a whole class story sequencing!

In Maths, the class have been looking at the composition of the number five. The most popular activity of the week was the beanbag game; they children had lots of fun throwing beanbags into a hoop and noticing the different ways five could be split up/made, based on how many beanbags were inside and outside the hoop. They then recorded their learning independently!

In RE, the children continued to learn about the Epiphany and in particular about the importance of the star. They heard about how shooting stars are formed and watched film clips of them. They then went on to write about what makes them a star!

This week, we welcomed James and his family to our Reception class and Pope Paul Community; we hope that they will be very happy!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

The Reception Team

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