Friday 14th February | 4 comments
This week the children have revised tricky word ‘was’. We have focused on the phonemes /ar/ and /oa/. The children are now practising writing sentences independently.
The children have been comparing groups this week and saying what is the same and what is different. They have created their own groups for comparison and completed surveys. We all enjoyed discussing the results. The children have also been practising number formation from 11-20. We have discussed one representing ten and then the amount of ones.
This week marks the children completing 100 days in school.The children have enjoyed counting to 100 while dancing and jumping.
When we were thinking about 100 days we started the think about 100 years. We found a very funny app that changed our faces and made us look old! The children used the pictures to write about and draw their wishes for the future.
The children have been interested in magnets. They have discovered that magnets ‘stick’ to lots of different metals! We investigated how the magnets work and found that a magnet is an object that is made of materials that create a magnetic field. Magnets have at least one north pole and one south pole. Opposite poles attract each other (stick to each other) but when two north poles or two south poles are next to each other they repel each other!
A Trip to the Gurdwara
This week a focus children’s interest led some children to visiting the Gurdwara.
First we needed to take our shoes off , put a head scarf on and wash our hands before we went in the main room. In this room we put a donation in a box then received parshad which was a sweet mixture to eat before sitting down on the white sheets. Whilst we were sitting the lady talked to us about the different things in the Gurdwara. She talked about the holy book Guru Granth Sahib and that it had a bedroom to go in at night and when in comes out music is played. Next we listened to some music played on a harmonium and tabla we then went to another room where we had some food and a drink. The lady explained that whenever you go to Gurdwara you get something to eat. We were also able to try some traditional food chapatti and daal.
Unfortunately only a few children were able to come on this visit but luckily they remembered lots of details and told all their friends when they returned!
Have a lovely half term break,
The Reception Team