This week, Reception have joined the rest of the school in Anti-Bullying Week, focussing in particular on the themes of friendship, being kind and what to do if someone is being mean or they hurt you.
Reception started the week listening to the story of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. This classic story embodies the simple message that sharing and being kind makes us all happy. In the book, a beautiful but selfish fish quickly lost friends when he refused to share and was rude to other fish in the ocean. Luckily, by the end of the story he had gained them all back again, as a result of acting on some good advice and sharing his sparkling scales. In response to this, the children made their own beautiful scales and gave them away to their friends.
The children also used props from around the classroom along with the under-the-sea small world animals, to set up an ocean scene and re-enact the story of The Rainbow Fish.
Other activities focussing on friendship this week included: Making friendship bracelets for one another, writing cards, painting hands of friendship and thinking about who our special friends are and why they are good friends.
In Maths this week, the children have been subitising objects to 5 and exploring the composition of 5 on a five frame. Not only did the children find multiple ways to make 5, many also recorded their learning independently and some children even had a go at writing number sentences!!! Amazing learning!
Next week, the children will be learning about the Jewish Festival of Light- Hanukkah.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend,
The Reception Team