It's two weeks into the new school year and its good to see new friendships have been made and the children are settling in. There maybe a few tears in the mornings as they say their good byes and get used to their new surroundings, However, rest assured that during the day they are busy playing, investigating and making friends.
All the staff in Reception are enjoying getting to know the Robins and their individual personalities.
This week in Numeracy we have been learning about money. We have identified coins, matched their value using 1p coins and we have purchased items from our pet shop using the correct coins.
We then developed this further by identifying coins of greater value than the items we were buying and some children could tell me they knew they could use a larger value coin to pay for an item because it was bigger (worth more).
Please keep revisiting this at home by identifying coins (1p-20p was our main focus), count out coins to pay for items or let children handle money if you go to the shop etc to have the experience of paying and recieving change - this is a good talking point when using money of greater value than the item being bought.
Today we have been investigating what a texture is and how we discover the texture of an item. We spoke about also on occasion, being able to know the texture of something by looking at it.
We discussing different textures and children came up with some amazing words to describe different textures...cold, slippy, spikey, furry, fluffy, hot, hard, soft, sticky, bumpy, rough. We loooked at examples of textures in the world around us and talked about the importance of certain items being certain textures. We then went to Welly Walk and looked for different items of varying textures to feel and discuss.
This week we have been busy making cards and calendar to bring home, these look amazing and your children have tried really hard with them!
We have also made an extra card each (as have all the children in school) to take to Barnsley hospice, Wakefield hospice and the hospital - for people who may not recieve a card this year.
All the adults in the Energetic Explorers would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We hope you get to spend lots of time with your friends, families and loved ones and have lots of fun together!
See you in 2019!!
Today was our Nativity. The children looked fabulous and were amazingly well behaved and tried hard with their words and songs!
Thank you to all the family members that could join us this morning!
Today we had a vitor in school who spoke about her Owls and how she cares for them.
We watched them fly and got to hold an owl!
This week we have been recalling events surrounding bonfire night. Children have been making firework pictures and talking about the sounds that they make.