Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon! 

This week got off to a BLAST (off) as we read about Baby Bear’s trip to the moon for a picnic in the story Whatever Next. We learnt...

This week got off to a BLAST (off) as we read about Baby Bear’s trip to the moon for a picnic in the story Whatever Next. We learnt some basic facts about the moon and the first ever moon landing in 1969.
In our guided group learning we thought about what we would like to take with us for a picnic on the moon and practised using our phonics skills to carefully sound out and write our lists.

In maths we have been deepening our learning about shapes by looking closely at 3D shapes and thinking about how they are different to each other. We have noticed 2D shapes in them, such as a cone has a point but also a flat circle face at the other end. In our playful learning we have been building rockets out of 3D shapes and going on shape walks to spot shapes in our school environment.

What 3D shape is this? It has one curved surface!

World Cup fever has certainly reached fever pitch in Reception. We have been hearing lots about a football tournament and have enjoyed finding out what it means and how we could use it for our learning. So far we have been looking at the countries flags, trying to read their names and even make our own. On Friday we were even able to take part in a penalty shootout in our outside area. We built our own goals using the building blocks and enjoyed challenging ourselves to aim the ball into the goal.
As for next week
Next week’s story: Alien’s Love Underpants
Maths focus: addition and subtraction
Next week’s challenges: 
Orange (adult led guided group): use fine brush strokes to paint a detailed portrait of an alien.
Red: sewing alien underpants!
Green: experimenting which ingredients make the best alien slime.
Yellow: write an alien story.
Blue: make own 3D shapes out of play dough
Purple: create own PE game outside.
Transition Picnics
It’s that time of year when the school calendar starts to look towards preparations for th new Autumn term. We will share the new year 1 classes and teachers at the end of this month.
Please note 2 dates for your diaries…
Tuesday 10th July. Current Reception and new Reception teddy bears picnic. 1:30- 2:30.
Thursday 12th July. Current reception and current year one (transition to year one – you’ll get to meet the new teacher’s and classes at this event) picnic. 1:30-2:30.