Week 9 in Class Ra

Class: Reception Year: 2023 - 2024

Hello everyone!

It has been another busy week in Reception this week with lots of indoor and outdoor learning, including a special visit from the PCSO.

On Monday we learnt about the history of Fireworks night. We acted out the story of Guy Fawkes. We also learnt the ‘Remember, remember’ rhyme.

In Literacy this week, the children have used adjectives to describe fireworks. We listened carefully to the sounds the fireworks make. On Monday we watched a fireworks video and generated fireworks vocabulary and the children wrote the word ‘pop’. On Tuesday the children created firework rockets in their colour teams to music. In the afternoon the children used instruments to represent the noises of fireworks. On Thursday we used all our firework adjectives to create a poem ‘Fireworks go’. The children used their phonics to read simple onomatopoeia words. We performed our poem as a class using actions to help us.

On Friday it was Remembrance Day. We watched the BBC animation and read the story where the poppies now grow. We discussed remembrance Sunday and discussed poppies and their significance. The children made poppies in the craft area and painted poppies with their fingers.

In maths, we have focussed on subitising numbers 1, 2 and 3, and 4. We played a game of ‘Who has more?’ We chose different children to hide cubes or counters behind the back. The class then had to guess who had more. We then opened our hands to compare by subitising. We could then see who got it right. We also compared groups of up to 3 objects by matching them and say when they have an equal number. We set up a picnic with three characters and some fruit. The class helped me to match the fruits to the characters. Checking each time if we had an equal number of fruit for each one. On Friday we built towers with an equal number of squares and matched the squares in the towers 1:1. The children had to say when there is an equal number, too many or not enough.

In PE, we practised applying the right pressure to an object. The children practised moving a bean bag with their foot and keeping it in one spot. We practised moving it around our bodies and legs. We also practised balancing the bean bag on our heads.

This week’s VIP has been Betty. Betty is a kind and popular member of our class. She always tries her best in phonics and is very good in our reading sessions! Well done Betty! We enjoyed looking at the green teams show and tell this week. Next week it will be yellow group’s turn for show and tell. Please could the yellow team bring in their show and tell bags on Friday morning.

Yellow team – 17th November

Red team – 24th November

Blue team – 1st December

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and we will see you next week when we will be learning about Diwali.