We have been busy this week exploring where we live. The children have been using maps and globes to explore our world and where we live. We have been out and about too, looking at features of Farsley such as parks, shops, roads, bus stops and many more. The children were very sensible out on their walks and had lots to say about the things they spotted. They took photos of these and added them to a big map of Farsley. They have also been writing about what they saw on their walks. We have thought about New Year celebrations in preparation for next week where we will learn all about Chinese New Year.
The children have also been learning about the artist Paul Klee. The children were excited to find out that Klee was actually a good friend of Kandinsky who we learned about in the Autumn term. They have had a go at making abstract art inspired by Paul Klee using foam shapes, chalks on the ground and by creating collages with pieces of coloured paper.
In maths we have been learning all about the numbers 6, 7 and 8. We have been exploring representations of these numbers. The children have enjoyed going for hunts to find things which represent these numbers. We have also been learning about the composition of these numbers. At home you might like to find things that represent these numbers. Perhaps you might make a collection of things that show 6 such as an egg box, an insect toy, 6 pencils etc. Can you combine two numbers to make 6, 7 or 8? Perhaps two chairs because there are 4 legs on each and that makes 8 or 4 pairs of socks makes 8 altogether. We’d love to see your ideas which you can upload to Tapestry.
Next week we will be learning about China: where it is and some features of this country and culture. We will be learning about the story of Chinese New Year, The Great Race. We will be learning about how Chinese New Year is celebrated and we will have lots of fun things to make and do to help us get immersed in this celebration.
In maths next week we will be exploring more about the representations of 6, 7 and 8 and will be playing more matching and sorting games to help us to see how these numbers can made. We will be combining two groups up to the number 8.
Thank you for your continued support in your child’s learning. It is lovely to see pictures and videos and also to hear about all the reading and writing practice you are doing at home. A little bit each day makes such a difference to your child’s progress. We also love to see posts about other experiences your child has such as learning to ride a bike, taking part in activities with family and friends, coming home and telling you all about what they have learnt in school, the list is endless! All of these experiences and activities help us to see your child’s learning over the course of the year as they are learning all the time, not just when they are at school.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
The Reception team