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Our learning in Reception

The children have settled into school really well and are enjoying exploring their new environment. 

Our topic this term was 'All about me'.

We have thought about the different parts of our body and looked at the skeleton.

We had a visit from a psychologist, who talked to us all about our brain and how we remember things.  She even left a pretend brain for us to look at and feel!

We have thought about what we need to do to keep ourselves healthy.  We looked at healthy and unhealthy foods and then made a yummy fruit smoothie.  We tried all the fruit first using our senses and then cut up the fruit and mixed it in a blender.

We have also thought about keeping ourselves clean and healthy.  we looked at different ways to exercise and we have been very physical in our garden making our own assault courses.   We have told instructions for how to wash your hands and clean your teeth.  We had great fun practising brushing the big classroom teeth!

In maths we have been practising our numbers.  We have counted along the number line and practised counting different objects.   We have used lots of different resources including number fans, bead strings and counters.  We have explored shape and named and described the different shapes that we know.  We even did a shape hunt in the outside area.

Throughout the term we have explored making marks in sand, rice and on the whiteboards.  we have made wavy, straight and zig zag lines.  

We have learnt lots of sounds already.  We have learnt the sound the letter makes and how to write the letter.  We are already hearing the 1st sounds in words and we are beginning to write simple words with 3 sounds. 

Term 2

.The children have decided they would like to learn about 'transport'.  We will be looking at lots of different transport including the teachers cars, motorbikes and hopefully some emergency vehicles.   We will turn our role play area into  a travel agents so children can act out booking a holiday and choosing how to travel. 

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