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This week we have been thinking about Bonfire Night and Fireworks!  We have had lots of fun mark making different firework shapes in lots of different ways.  We used the computer, chalk outside and worked with our friends to make lots of fantastic shapes!  We also used the Creative Table in lots of exciting ways to make bonfire collages, firework pictures and rockets!

We have continued to learn about 4.  This week we have looked at the smaller numbers within 4.  We coloured in 4 rockets using 3 crayons and talked about how many there were of each colour.  We have also been thinking about 4 sided shapes - squares and rectangles - and used these shapes to make rockets!

We now have a dark den in our classroom.  This dark den will help us next week when we think more about our topic of Light.

This week we had our very first visit to Forest School!  We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the forest and climbing trees!  We played hide and seek in the forest.  The seekers learned to shout, "One, two, three where are you?" and the hiders had to reply, "One, two, three I am here!"

We also used the natural forest materials to build little homes for little animals.

We enjoyed our snack time as well!

During Welly Time we went on an Autumn Treasure Hunt.  We needed to find different amounts of different coloured leaves and tick them off on a checklist.  We then explored the leaves in the classroom and practised colour mixing to get the paint colours just right! 

We have been continuing to think about the number 3.  In particular, we learned that three is made up of smaller numbers.  We also learned that triangles have 3 sides and 3 corners.  We made our own triangles using a variety of lengths of paper.  We then created beautiful stars using 2 triangles and made the Big Bad Wolf using lots of different sized triangles.

We have been retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs using story maps and pictures from the story.

We now have some new special building bricks in our outside area, and we have really enjoyed building with them this week!

This week we have been thinking about the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'.  We have been very creative!  We pretended to huff and puff like the Big Bad Wolf, blowing paint through a straw, and created some wonderful pictures!  We also mixed red and white paint together to make pink, to paint little pigs.  We then used junk modelling to make little piggie houses.  We stuck on straw, sticks or bricks and made sure the houses had a door and window!

This week we have been thinking about the number three.  We have looked at the quantity of 3 and are beginning to make three from different starting points - like if we already have two, how can we make it into 3?

During Welly Time we explored the playground and woodland area looking for signs of Autumn and discussed them with our friends.

This week in Reception we have been learning about the number 2! We have learned what 2 looks like. We have found 2 objects from a larger number, we have drawn 2 objects and we are learning to recognise the numeral 2.

We have also been thinking about materials. In particular, the materials used in the story of the Three Little Pigs. On Tuesday we had Welly Time, when we went into our Woodland Area and gathered lots of sticks to build a house for the second little pig. We have used sticks, straw and bricks in our continuous provision this week, to familiarise us with the properties of these materials. We particularly enjoyed mark making with sticks in paint!

On Wednesday we had a special visitor to teach us all about lorry safety. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the cab of the lorry!

On Friday it was Little Piggie’s birthday! He is 2 years old! We made him cakes using playdoh and put 2 candles on top. We then helped him with his birthday list by finding the things he had asked for….. 2 dinosaurs, 2 books and 2 lego bricks!

Our story this week has been 'Construction Destruction'. and this has led us into a lot of thinking about playgrounds.  We have talked about how to look after ourselves and others on the playground.  We have made playground collages by cutting out and sticking pictures of playground equipment and then we made playground equipment using lollipop sticks!

In phonics we have been thinking about the sounds s and a.  We have been thinking about different words and objects that begin with these sounds and have been familiarising ourselves with what these sounds look like when they are written down.

We have been counting a lot this week as well!  We also began our Maths Mastery this week, and we have been finding out lots about the number 1.

This week we have read the story of Pete the Cat, who was 'Rocking in his school shoes' and finding out all about his new school.  We decided to rock in our own school shoes, and we visited lots of different places in our new school.  We then printed off the photos we took and used the photos to mark make. 

We also painted pictures of Pete the Cat and decorated his school shoes using lots of interesting creative materials.  We thought a lot about lunchtimes and food, and cut out and stuck pictures of food on to plates.  We have continued to explore the different areas of our new classroom, and had lots of fun using all our classroom resources in interesting ways!

Week Beginning 3.9.18

Reception have had a fantastic first full week at school!  We have enjoyed getting to know each other and exploring our classroom.