Willow Class - Reception - Year1
Willow class teachers are Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Hobley
Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Glover, Mrs Austen, Mrs Watson
Every Thursday morning Owls class opens its doors and welcomes parents to share stories with the children.
Please do come and share a story or two with your child on a Thursday morning.
The story we have been looking at this week in class is How to be a Dog. The children have enjoyed finding out the essential ingredients needed to be a dog - written from a dog's point of view.
Following on from this we now have a Vets in the outside area and the children have certainly enjoyed looking after the different animals that needed their attention.
The children in Owls have been finding out about Diwali. They have learnt how it is celebrated and had a go at making coconut sweets.
They used what they had been learning about in maths by using shapes to design Rangoli patterns. They were very proud of their chalk patterns they had created on the playground - that is until the rain came down!!
The children finished their unit of work based on Pig the Pug by changing the characters and writing their own stories.
Have an enjoyable half term
This week we have begun a new text called Pig the Pug. It is about a Pug called Pig who doesn't share his toys with his friend Trevor the sausage dog.
The children have been busy writing about the story.
Some children have written their own rhyming refrains following the structure of the text.
Others have been creating their own story books about Pig and Trevor.
In Maths we have continued to explore number 10.
The children have been exploring how to use the 10 frames.
They have played games with them outside and used them to work out number problems.
Some children have used their knowledge of ways to make 10 to work out the pairs of numbers that make 20.
The children have continued with work based on Oi Frog! Some have planned and written their own version of the story by changing the animals and objects.
It has been lovely to see some of the Reception children create their own Oi Frog books using rhyming words.
In maths we have been exploring numbers. The children in Reception have been counting accurately and recognising numerals. The children in Year One have been looking at number bonds and finding different ways to make the same number.
The children enjoyed visiting the woodlands for a short time on Friday. The year ones proved to be great buddies, showing the reception children around and explaing the rules.
The children have really enjoyed our new text Oi Frog. They have been listening for and identifying rhyming words.
In maths the children have been measuring and comparing length and height.
The children have continued their work based on the texts about Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper.
They have retold the story and drawn story maps to show what happened.
The children have also been developing their scissor skills when making their own pictures of lighthouse.