Reception had a fantastic trip to Tesco yesterday which was linked to our healthy eating topic. The children got to look around the store and became staff members for the morning. They went behind the scenes to look at the stock and got very cold looking in the huge fridge! We hunted around the fruit and veg to find food on our checklists. We visited the bread, cheese and fish counters too. Some children were brave enough to hold a mackerel and a mussel! We finished off by sampling some of the fruit, veg, bread and cheese, delicious!
This week we have been learning how to continue a rhyming string. The children have really enjoyed listening to lots of Dr Seuss stories (cat in the hat, fox in socks etc). They also learnt how use a simple program on Education City, matching rhyming words and popping initial sound balloons.
We also practised our ball skills, throwing, catching and kicking a ball to our friends in a controlled manner. We didn’t let the rain stop us going outside!
We have been ordering by length and height this week. We have been measuring our shoes and our own height. We’ve been using the following words: shortest, longest, tallest and smallest.
We have been hearing and saying the initial sound of words.
We have created shape pictures and have been talking about their properties.
The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as doctors, nurses and patients and raising money for start a heart.
What a busy/fun week Reception have had! They have been making friends, learning how to listen, share, take turns & sit on the carpet. They also met their Year 6 prayer friends and will spend some more time tomorrow getting to know them. I think we will have 30 tired children on Friday (as well as 3 adults).