Reception - China
Welcome to China class. We are in Reception and our teacher is Mrs Barber. Mrs Fletcher,Mrs Waupotitsch and Mrs Riccobena are our Teaching Assistants. We enjoy learning through play and using our outdoor classroom.
We've been doing lots of autumn-inspired artwork, looking closely at the autumn squashes and drawing their shapes carefully, selecting the right colours. We also used clay to make some tiles - we practised rolling the clay and using leaves, conkers and cones we have collected to print into the clay. When they're dry we'll decorate them to hang up at home.
We had a fantastic trip to the library today and the children loved every minute. We walked there safely and listened to the library manager Myra tell us some stories. We looked at all the different books and brought our book treasure packs back to school with us to keep at home. Don't forget to get a library card if you don't have one already - you can get 15 books at a time for free!
This week we have been looking for signs of autumn around the school and talking about seasonal changes. We went on an autumn walk and found colourful leaves, berries and apples (but were disappointed not to find any toadstools.) It was lots of fun to swish through the leaves and use them to make leaf confetti!
This week we have continued our phonics and have now learned to hear, say, recognise and write s a t p i n. We have used these sounds to write words like sat, tin, is, it, and so on. The children are so proud of their achievements and so are we! They are now using sounds more often in their writing, especially in the role play area. It has been the last week of our police station and the children have been thinking of new ideas for the next one.
This week we have been focusing on mark-making in lots of ways, talking to children about what they are drawing and writing and encouraging them to use writing in their play. They have been drawn to the police as a stimulus for their role play so we have set up a police station in class. They have been enjoying taking phone calls and writing reports as well as arresting the criminals!