This half term the children in reception have been doing yoga during PE. They have thoroughly enjoyed it and are developing their core strength. Why not have a go at home too!
As part of number day, reception children worked with year one to solve some subtraction stories they had made up. The children worked collaboratively to solve the problems using natural resources in forest school.
After learning recently about winter in the UK, we made bird feeders in forest school. The children thoroughly enjoyed getting messy by mixing the ingredients with their hands. We then wrapped the mixture around pine cones before hanging them in woodlands.
In reception the children's literacy work has been based around the story 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. They have enjoyed retelling the story themselves with props, and using the outdoor environment to go on a bear hunt, we eventually found a cave in Woodlands. The children then made their own cave. In PE we have told the story through yoga.
This week reception have enjoyed listening to 'The Great Pet Sale'. In maths the children have been exploring coins, sorting coins, comparing quantities of coins and counting out the correct number of pennies for some of the pets in the story.
We have also listened to each other talk about their own pets and done some wonderful writing about them. We are looking forward to continuing this next week and are developing a vets role play area.
The reception class spent the first couple of weeks this half term exploring and learning about Diwali, Bonfire Night and Remembrance. The children enjoyed the story of Rama and Sita and followed it up with lots of self chosen activities including constructing the Island with bricks and building a bridge for the monkeys to rescue Sita. Have a look at the picture below as well as some art work of fireworks and poppies.
The children have spent the last couple of weeks embracing the Autumn weather. We have learnt about the changes that occur during Autumn, and seen first hand some wonderful autumnal objects on an Autumn Walk around Escrick Wood. The children have listened to a lovely Autumn story about a hedgehog named Isaac which inspired lots of the children's play.
Snakes, Spiders and Creepy Crawlies 16.10.19
The children enjoyed having a close encounter with a variety of different creepy crawlies when Nick from Go Wild came to do a workshop. They had the opportunity to ask questions, handle and observe a grass snake, stick insects, toads, and even a tarantula.
We have spent a few weeks this half term concentrating on number, we have counted different sets of objects, made collections and counted them, we have explored numicon and begun to match it to numbers and we have even played counting games on the laptops. The children in reception particularly enjoy singing the count to 20 song. See the link below to listen at home.
The children have had a great time in the outdoor area developing their imagination. They explored the resources and used them to create stories often about dinosaurs or animals. They have particularly enjoyed digging so this is an area we are working on developing further for them!