In September we started off by looking at our new school and new teachers, aswell as completing the NFER Baseline assessments. We did lots of learning on how to be kind of others and how we can learn make new friends.
We started to learn about 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears'. The teachers turned our role play area into a small cottage where we could rein act the story of Goldilocks which we really enjoyed. We also looked at all of the different vocabulary in the story and sequenced the story.
We also started to take part in P.E. sessions where we went on a bear hunt, thinking about the different movements we needed to move around the hall, making some of our movements big and some small.
When we came back after half term we started our 'festivals of light' topic. To start off with we learnt lots of different facts about bonfire night and we made some yummy chocolate sparklers. The following week we looked all about 'Diwali', we sang a song all about the diva lamps and learnt the story of 'Rama and Sita' At the end of the week we had a festivals of light party where all of the children could either come dressed in Indian clothing or brightly coloured clothes.
This half term we have also been focussing on anti-bullying week, where we have had lots of class discussions on what makes a good friend.
We have also taken part in Nursery rhyme week- where Mr Sutton has brought in his electric guitar and his acoustic guitar to play some nursery rhymes to the children. The children have really enjoyed this.
This year we are excited to be having a Christmas play. Unfortunately due to covid-19 we will not be inviting parents in to come and see the play however we will be filming the play and sending it out to parents. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Backhouse from St. John's church to come and do some Christmas crafts with the Reception children.
We will be having a Christmas party and fingers crossed a visit from Santa if Covid allows :)