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Spring 1 Week 3 21.1.22



This week in Understanding the World, the children have been learning about rules and friendship. We have thought about what rules are and why they are important. We have discussed rules at home and at school. We have been thinking out being helpful and what sorts of things we can do to help at home and at school. Here is a link to the signing song ‘Can I help you?’ that we learned:


We have also been thinking about what it means to be a good friend. We read the story Alfie Gives a Hand by Shirley Hughes and discussed the characters Bernard and Alfie. If you’d like to share this story again at home then here is the link:


We have learned about some stories that Jesus told which help us to think about how we should treat others. Here is a link to the video if you would like to share this again at home:


In maths this week we have been learning about mass and capacity. The children have been learning about mass through picking items up and comparing how heavy or light they are. They have been using the language heaviest, heavier, lightest and lighter to compare the weight and order items. They have been filling and emptying containers using language to compare how full a container is: empty, half-full and full. They have been problem solving in provision to see how many scoops of water, rice or sand is needed to fill a container.


Next week we will be learning about the artist Paul Klee. We will be learning about who he was and we will be creating collages. We will also be learning about where we live, key features of Farsley and how we celebrate New Year in preparation for the following week where we will be learning about China and Chinese New Year.


In maths next week we will be learning about the numbers 6, 7 and 8. We will be exploring the composition of these numbers. We will be playing sorting and matching games to help to embed this learning. We will also be using the language more than and less than as we investigate these numbers.


We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Reception team