# Summer 1 Week 4 12.5.23

This week we have been learning about toys and how they have changed over time. The children started the week by talking about their favourite toys. Thank you for all the photos you have sent in of your child’s favourite toy. There were some lovely discussions about what things are made from, how they are played with and why they are special. The children have compared toys using different criteria and they have looked at and played with old toys. They have been comparing old and new toys, looking at what materials the toys are made from and how old toys were played with. They have learnt how to play some traditional games, including hopscotch, jacks and skipping games.

Next week we will continue to learn about old and new toys. We will looking more closely at older toys, sorting them into groups, ordering them using a timeline. The children will also create their own toys, using box-modelling techniques.

In maths this week, we have been learning about adding more by counting on from a number. The children have been looking at how we can combine two quantities to find the total by remembering how many objects we have to start with and counting on rather than having to count all of the items by starting from 1 each time. We have been using objects, number tracks and ten frames to help us count on to find more.

Next week in maths we will be learning about subtraction and how we can take away using a number track and counting backwards. We will also be revisiting the idea that when we take away, our numbers get smaller and we end up with less.

Thank you again for your continued support. Please feel free to continue to send any photos or videos of your child’s activities at home, as they really help to build a full picture of your child’s progress or experiences.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

The Reception Team

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