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This week in our Mathematics learning we created a bar model. We used different manipulatives to make a number and then wrote the fact families. The children have enjoyed using a manipulative of their choice to make the number.
14/10/2021- Provision in Year 1
Over the course of the term the children have been enjoying the provision that has been set out for them. We have enjoyed painting a bus that was used as part of a role play, we went shopping at Tesco for snacks and we have enjoyed making spaceships from Lego. The children have had the opportunity to talk about the things they are doing and sharing their ideas with others.
During our free flow time the children have enjoyed reading the books in the book corner. Pupils have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and delve into it with a friend or alone. One of the most popular books in year 1 is a story book called ‘Chocolate Cake’ which is about a boy who wakes up in the middle of the night to eat a whole chocolate cake and another favourite is ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes the Avengers’. The children love reading stories and having stories read to them.
30/9/2021- One More, One Less
Year 1 has been looking at Place Value this term in Mathematics. Here are some pictures of children exploring numbers and counting this week. We played snakes and ladders to explore counting, we looked for one more and one less using a ten frame, and we challenged our partners to see who could reach the end first in the ‘Incy WIncy Spider’ counting game.
This week Year 1 has been reading the poem ‘Kimmy’ by Eloise Greenfield which is about a dog and how he loves to play football with its owner. The children went to the hall and explored different ways to use the ball. We discussed what a verb is and how to move the ball, for example, throw it, roll it, catch it, kick it, and sit on it.
Year 1 has been looking at the nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge’. They explored this nursery rhyme by playing a game, where two children made the London Bridge using their body and dropped their arms to illustrate the bridge falling down as they walked under it. They sang the song beautifully whilst playing the game. We have been using drama as a way to delve deeper into a text.
10/09/2021- Back to School for Year 1
Our Year 1 pupils have settled well into KS1 this week and are becoming familiar with the routines and structure of the school day.
This week In Blue class during free flow the children have loved pretending to be the teacher and writing sounds. We have had a focus on pretending to be the shopkeeper and customer and using 1ps and 2ps accurately in our play.
We had our parents in today to help us learn to ride a bike!
This week we have been celebrating Diversity week and learning about Brazil. We learnt about the flag and what the colours represent. We then wrote about them and remembered to use a capital letter, finger space and full stop.
This week in Reception we have been investigating how the ball can roll fast and slow using guttering and colourful balls.
The children have been using the balance bikes and trying to find space and negotiate how to move their body to ensure they stay balanced on the bike.
We love our learning!
This week during free flow we have been making 10 in different ways using double sided counters. We then moved onto recording in different ways. Some of us recorded the number sentence as dots and some used the numbers. We are really enjoying playing with numbers.
This week in Reception we have also been looking at building our fine motor skills using different mediums. We have been using theraputty, bolts and tracing over lines, we have had new and exciting activities every week to support the development of all the muscles in our hand and arm!
We loved our visit from ZooLab today!
Our World Book Day Celebrations
We have loved seeing our friends again.
Reception are working very hard at home, look at Mohammad's home learning!
Working together junk modelling
Family Friday Mark Making
We made delicious spring rolls.
Child Initiated play is defined as play that is instigated, led and controlled by us rather than the adults. A child led play scenario allows us to control the direction and narrative of our play experiences. It is only Monday morning and we are already so engaged in our learning. The provision set out by our teachers supports us having our own ideas and play with what we know, we choose how to use the resources and learn through these first hand experiences.
We joined Joe Wicks in his 24 hour PE session to support Children in Need
Looking at movement
It is too cold for our water play at the minute but we still love exploring and discovering how these giant marbles travel along the guttering. We enjoy problem solving and building the runs for the marbles, we were trying to get the marbles to land in the large bucket. We worked together and felt a great sense of achievement when the marble hit the bottom of the bucket.
Construction Play is proven to make a difference to the way we think and complete tasks. It's a form of play that aids our growth and development. Construction play can be crazily vast. Simple things such as counting bricks, measuring weight and moving objects all contribute to making a us think outside the box. We all have different ways of learning and thinking (at different stages too). Open-ended activities allow us to grow and develop to our full potential.
When we engage in this way of playing, we will start to ask ourselves the question 'what if?' - an indication we are challenging ourselves. For example, we may stack blocks as high as we can until they fall down or put a particular amount of water into a bucket when using scales to see how full it should be before it becomes unbalanced. These simple things are constantly stimulating our brain. Playing with a variety of building and creative products helps build our self-confidence and encourages our independent learning too.
Family Friday Physical Development
Developing our fine motor skills
We are such good friends in Reception.
Family Friday - 9th October 2020
Supporting our number development and problem solving
What exciting provision we have in our Reception this week!
Our learning this week
Our first full week
We are so excited to be back in school!
New Reception Starters!
Our Reception classrooms and outdoor area are all set up ready for our children to explore! Red and Blue classes will start their phased return from next week and we look forward to welcoming them very soon!
Look what we are having built!
Meet our new fish!
Science Day in Reception
We have been exploring filling containers and developing our mathematical vocabulary
We visited the Fire Station!
Snack Table Problem Solving
Freshly baked bread in Reception!
Parent Bike Sessions
Our Teen and Toddler Project
Happy New Year!
We have made a great start in Reception to the new year and the start of our new topic. This week we have been learning about all the different people who help us. We were focusing on police and role playing different scenarios that police might help people with. Here are some of us role playing a police officer arresting robbers who stole money.
What a way to finish 2019!
Father Christmas came to visit
Physical Development at Family Friday
Our families found out about how we get taught in our PE sessions in today's Family Friday. Mr Mason showed our families that we have been working on our balancing skills and all our gross motor skills. He encouraged our families to help us take risks by jumping of the equipment and performing tricky balances.
In the classroom our families had the opportunity to work on our fine motor skills with us. We love it when our little brothers and sisters learn alongside us.
We have been working on our fine motor skills
Our Teen and Toddler group helped us develop our cycling skills
Making our Monsters
We were making monsters today that had 8 features. The number 8 is the number we have been thinking about this week. We added eyes and horns and mouths to make the number bond to 8. We are really good at talking about numbers and about what we notice, sometimes we even surprise our teachers with the comments we make!
Sharing our reading at Family Friday
We had a visit from Falconry UK
Practicing our balancing skills
Number day at Family Friday
Who would be the winner?
Shopping for our 'So Much' party
Look at our 'So Much' party!
At Family Friday today our parents and carers looked at our special books and filled in some star moments with us. We have lots of significant moments in our learning that happen at home so our parents can fill in a star moment to capture this, it helps our teachers assess our learning and is a great way for our parents and carers to contribute to our special books.
Cooking for our Family
We are all developing our balance on our bikes.
Over the last few weeks we have been learning to ride bikes without stabilisers. We are learning how to balance on them first, then how to hold onto the handle bars, and finally how to ride them. Here are two of us that are riding a bike on our own for the first time. It has been a great learning experience!
We are builders!
We enjoyed using the big blocks to make a castle for a Giant. We used tools to role play being builders and have been stacking the blocks to make walls. When they have fallen we have been Solvatops and tried different techniques to make the walls stronger.
'Bike it!' project in Red class
We are growing in confidence!
This week we have continued settling in and getting used to our new routines. We have spent a lot of time exploring the activities left for us like making music with our friends and playing in the water tray. We are looking forward to seeing what fun activities we get to try next week!
Our First Week Back
Well done Reception!
Our Final Family Friday
As part of our space themed term we had a visit from the planetarium. We all went along to our school hall where we found a huge inflated dome! We were so excited when we were lead into the dome to start our interactive session. The technology inside the dome allowed us to see images in 360 degrees, which meant the whole of the inside of the dome became filled with incredible images and videos. We saw rockets, planets and shooting stars moving all around us!
Old MacDonald's Farm
We all had so much fun on our end of year visit to Old McDonald's farm. There were lots of different animals at the farm; including meerkats, pigs, wallabies, rabbits, ponies, cows and many more. We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to get hands on and meet some of the animals face to face like the Shetland pony. Did you know the Shetland pony is the smallest horse breed? They have short legs and a shaggy coat, we loved getting to stroke them. We spent time exploring the farm and seeing all the other animals and especially enjoyed eating our picnic lunch!
Manor Park Library Visit
We were all very excited to go to the library, as many of us had our own library cards and some had never been before. When we arrived we were treated to a funny story called ‘Funny Bones’ which we all enjoyed very much (even the parents!). Then we had an opportunity to see and read a range of books the library had available for children, before we were able to choose and take a book home using our own library cards. We all had a fantastic time!
As part of our topic on plants and minibeasts we all set off for an exciting adventure to Wanstead flats on a marvellous minibeast hunt! We looked for creepy crawlies under logs and stones and we spotted insects in the air. We became nature detectives on our quest to find out about different habitats and the insects that lived in them. You could be become a Nature Detective! Next time you go to the woods or play in your garden, try and find some minibeasts. Where do they like to hide? How many did you discover?