This week we have had lots of fun exploring our number bonds to 10 in a variety of ways. We have used numicon, ten frames, the part part whole model, hidden number games and beads on a string. You might like to play a hidden number game at home. Find 10 toys and whilst your child has their eyes closed, hide some away. How many can they now see? How many are hidden? We have also been exploring patterns on a hundred square and counting to 30.
In Understanding the World we have been reading ‘Once There Were Giants’ by Martin Waddell. The children have enjoyed thinking about the different stages of life and how we grow and change. We have talked about the different sorts of things we can do at these stages: baby, toddler, child, teenager and adult. We have sequenced pictures chronologically (in time order) and have learnt about using a timeline. The children have had lots to share about different family members and friends and what stages of life they are at. They have compared themselves as a baby to what they are like now, thinking of all the things they can do now which they couldn’t as a baby. Thank you for all the lovely baby photos.
Next week in maths we will be concentrating on doubling and halving and odd and even numbers.
Next week in Understanding the World we will be thinking about ‘Our Wonderful World’. We will be thinking about places and people who are special to us and will be talking about signs of Spring and new life.
We are also looking forward to our trip to the farm on Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a warm coat, gloves, a hat and wellies as we will be outside for most of the day.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
The Reception team