We settled into the school routine well and studied the topic All About Me. We looked at ourselves in the mirror and painted self portraits, we drew our families and wrote about them and we played in the kitchen role play area. After half term, Ash class were studying Space. We learned some of the planet names in order from the Sun, we made space paintings by using a range of resources and drew a Space painting on the computer. We also had a role play area we were able to act out being in a ground control. Throughout the term, we also based our writing on this topic and the book, Aliens Love Underpants. We discussed where we thought the stars were in the day time and wrote our ideas onto a star for a lovely display. We looked at different aliens and described what they looked like. We also had a strange visit at Danson Primary School.
We enjoyed having our parents come to school for a stay and play session to see what we do in Reception. We loved learning about the Christmas story and proved that we are great performers during our Christmas Nativity.
In Maths, our focus has been counting and recognising numerals. The children in Ash class are now able to recognise numerals to 10 and order them. Ash class have also been looking at the symbol for add and equals and we have been using them to write our own number sentences. We are all confident at adding one more to a digit and we are practicing one less.
During our Computing lessons we have used walkie talkies in the outside and inside environments and we have painted Space pictures on the computer.