This half term Reception’s learning is all about space.
The children are enjoying listening to lots of different story and information books all about space. We created a story map for ‘Whatever Next’ and are enjoying the Usborne questions and answers information book. We are starting to ask and find answers to questions about space.
We are exploring the names and finding out facts about the different planets. Can your child tell you the name of one or more of the planets? Can they tell you a fact about this planet?
We are learning about astronauts and what they do in space. We have watched Tim Peake inside the International Space Station. We could see where the astronauts go to sleep, what jobs they have to do and even the toilet. We loved watching the astronauts floating around. Ask your child why astronauts float in space.
We are finding out about what the moon is made of and how astronauts prepare for the rockets launch and we will watch the first ever landing on the moon. We are making our own space rockets using junk modelling materials and in the construction area. We have carried out an investigation about how craters are formed on the moon.
Our music and movement lessons are themed around space and we have been using instruments, words and moves to help us learn about the planets, solar system and the role of an astronaut.
In our phonics we have now introduced all the letter sounds of the alphabet. We are listening to the beginning sounds of words and blending sounds together to make three letter words.
In Maths we are looking at the different ways we can make numbers up to 5. We will investigate 1 more and less than any number up to 5.
Have a look at the photographs to see what we have been busy learning .....
Welcome to the Reception page.
We have had a fantastic first week in Reception. The children have settled into their new routines, been busy exploring their new classrooms and getting to know their new teachers.
They have also been very busy with their learning:
We have been learning the sounds; s a t p.
We have been counting objects and recognising numbers up to 5 and 10.
We have been thinking about what a wonderful world we live in and have spent time outdoors to appreciate it and have used the natural resources in our art work.
We have been thinking about the parts of our body and how to keep healthy.