Once upon a time there were not one, not two but three classes called Acorns, Pumpkins and Sunflowers, they WOWED all their grown ups with the super work they did on the Three Little Pigs…
Thank you to all the children in Reception for their wonderful learning this week- you have been great! This week we learnt the story of the Three Little Pigs using story maps and actions, we then enjoyed making our own story maps in playful learning. We investigated which materials would make a waterproof roof, we did lots of predicting and testing… fantastic learning! In Maths we have been using our knowledge of ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ to help the Three Little Pigs with some presents of varying weights. We ordered the presents from heaviest to lightest using our judgement and the balance scales. We then explored using digital scales to find out exactly how much each present weighed.
- We will continue to develop our storytelling using the Three Little Pigs.
- We will be hot seating characters from the story and then thinking about what happens next.
- We will be considering the other side of the story- what does the Big Bad Wolf have to say for himself?!
- Our Maths learning will focus on sharing quantities equally into groups.
- In Phonics we will cover the trigraphs ‘air’ and ‘ear’.
Red- using paper and different folding/rolling techniques to create paper sculptures.
Yellow- making a ‘Wanted’ poster for the Big Bad Wolf.
Blue- finding how much different objects weigh by using non standard measures (cubes, jewels etc).
Green- Three Little Pigs/Big Bad Wolf ‘get fit’ gym- lots of actions and obstacles!
Purple- using the construction resources to build two completely different homes.
We strive to promote a culture of listening at our school and this term have a whole-school focus for everyone to ‘talk with someone, even if it feels awful or small’. Children have Worry Boxes in their classes where they can leave a note if they would like to express a worry. In Assembly this week, we read the book ‘A Huge Bag of Worries’, which is a recommended read for families to enjoy and a talking point for children to express anything on their mind. In the story, the book teaches us that ‘worries hate the light of day’.
As important members of our community, we would appreciate if you could please read the NSPCC safeguarding guidance below: What to do if you are worried about a child.