Reception News from Ms Robbins – 10.11.17

This week
We have completed the second week of our new theme ‘Colour and Light’. We focused on ‘Day and Night’. We read the story ‘The Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and talked about nocturnal animals. We made owls using pine cones, feathers and fluff and then wrote descriptive sentences about them using ‘wow words’. In maths we learnt about time…daytime, night-time, days of the week and months. We talked about the sequence of our morning routine using the song ‘Here we go round the Mulberry bush’ and then made our own little books about this.
Next week
We will be focusing on ‘multicolour’ using the story of ‘Elmer’ by David Mckee. We will be talking about all the jungle animals and making simple zigzag books about them. In maths we will be focusing on pattern and how the squares of Elmer’s patchwork ‘tessellate’. We will find out which shapes tessellate and which don’t. We will also start rehearsing for the Early Years Christmas play which is only 3 weeks away!!
For one of the activities we’ve planned next week the children will need a clean empty plastic milk bottle, large or small. If they could bring one in on Monday it would be very helpful.
Please remember that Wednesday is our P.E. day and the children need their PE kits that day. We had a lot of children without kits this week.