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Term 1 - Autumn Days

How can I make the world a better place?


This term we shall be focusing on the theme of autumn, going on autumn walks within school, looking at the changes in the environment, collecting leaves and making leaf prints. We shall also be talking about ourselves and our families, making self portraits and sharing our 'All about me boxes'.


The children will begin to learn phonics through our 'Read, Write Inc Programme', this will be a very fun and practical way of learning their initial sounds both inside and outside the classroom. We will begin to learn our numbers through rhymes and songs alongside lots of exciting, practical maths provision.



The children have already settled into Reception really well. We have been having lots of fun practising our cutting skills using cabbage leaves, counting using multi-link cubes and exploring the small world dinosaur land. 


A great start to the week! Phonics activities and lots of fun in the small world provision and water tray.



This week we have begun to learn our Phonic sounds, the children have been writing the sounds in chalk, matching pictures to sounds, listening to different sounds in the environment and making the letters using play dough. The weather has been so nice this week and the children have really enjoyed splashing in the stream and working together to make bridges for them to travel over. We have also been exploring some of the nursery rhymes, our favourite was 'Hey diddle diddle'. Next week we shall be learning 'Humpty Dumpty'!

                                   Class Joy have had another great week.



Class Joy have had a really creative week, they have been creating self portraits using leaves, sticks and natural materials they collected up from outside, they used mirrors to look at their own faces to see where the eyes, ears and mouth should be placed. They have also been painting some lovely autumn pictures, using leaves to create their own hedgehogs and making patterns using pom-poms and counters. This week the children have been learning all about the numbers 5, 6 and 7 and have been ordering the numbers and matching numeral to quantity.