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Autumn 1 Term learning -2018

This half term in Reception, everyone has been making new friends and learning the routines and expectations of being in Reception. The children have been engaged in lots of imaginative play which greatly helps with their social skills, communication and language. We set up a role play doctor’s area where children took turns being the doctor or the patient. They made appointments for each other to see the doctor and wrote prescriptions for medicine.

Outside the children have enjoyed using the open ended resources in the construction area. They have made houses with beds and moved planks and crates under the tent to make a living room with sofas. The mud kitchen has been very popular. Children make a wide variety of food, pretending it is a McDonald’s drive thru one day or a take away pizza restaurant the next. The children decided to make pizzas using natural materials as toppings e.g. conkers, twigs, bark for ham and put them in pizza ovens made from the big bricks. We will be going to MOD Pizza to enrich this learning.

In Phonics the children have started learning sounds and blending and segmenting them for reading and writing. In Literacy we retold the story of The Enormous Turnip using Talk for Writing. We changed the characters and the children drew their own story maps where, instead of pulling up a turnip, the characters dug for treasure.

We have been doing lots of Active Maths games outdoors, matching shapes, numbers and objects. The children have practised counting different numbers of objects to match dice pattern and numerals. Many children have had lots of fun using the art area independently and experimenting with mixing colours.