This week we have been reading ‘Room on the Broom’ and some magical things have been happening in our classroom.
A magical mixture was left in Reception with the label ‘Reception’s special mixture’ so we poured it into our caldron and it started to foam, we thought it smelt a little funny. In English we wrote potion recipes using the sounds we know, we also designed and described a mode of transport for the witch. We had lots of questions to ask the witch so we wrote them down and put them in the caldron and over night the witch answered them. On Wednesday at Hinchley Woods, the boys collected sticks and we used string to tie them together to create broomsticks.
In Mathematics, we have been focusing on number formation and matching quantity to number. We have been exploring numicon, we used conkers to count how many holes there are in each piece.
In Phonics, we learnt d, g and o, we made dinosaurs for ‘d’ and painted a ‘g’ using green grapes. We learnt how to blend got, dad, dot and and by pushing the sound buttons.
What a wonderful confident building week!
Firstly I want to say a big thank for the wonderful family trees we received, the boys absolutely loved standing up telling everyone about their lovely families. They then got the chance to take questions from their audience to build their confidence and voice.
We continued with our Julia Donaldson theme this week. We have been reading ‘Superworm’, a story about a super long worm that saves the day. In English we focused on repeated refrains and we verbally identified words that rhyme. The boys excitedly designed and described their own super worms. We had a huge variety of super worms including fire breathing ones, lightning powered ones, flying worms, dragon worms..the list could go on. We went on a bug hunt on Wednesday at Hinchley Woods, the boys worked in twos and used magnifying glasses to find mini beasts. They were very successful, they found slugs, spiders, centipedes, beetles and woodlice.
In Mathematics, we have been focusing on measuring and matching quantity to numerals. The boys measured and compared worms using glass nuggets, we had great language with this activity including metres, centimetres and feet. Everyday in Maths lessons we displayed a number on the board, the boys were then set the challenge to find the correct amount of objects using anything in the classroom.
In Phonics, we learnt I, n and m. We built igloos for ‘I’ and had a sneaky marshmallow when we learnt ‘m’. We had our first tummy writing session on the carpet to practise writing ‘m’. We learnt how to blend pin, in and mat by pushing the sound buttons.
Finally, all week we have been celebrating European Week of Languages. Everyday we completed our register in a different language, we learnt how to say hello in French, Arabic, Spanish and Irish. The boys looked great dressed in their chosen international dress/flag colours. Each boy had a chance to stand up in front of the class to discuss the country he was representing and to tell us any facts.