A very warm welcome to all the new children who have started school here with us in FS2 this year. We are very excited to see what the year will bring for you all!
We are learning all about the number 2 in Maths this week. Mrs Leyland has found a lot of different things around the classroom that relate to the number 2 in our world. The children have been exploring the number table to learn lots of different things about the number 2. What does number two mean to you?
Making friendships is a big part of FS2 and the children this year are great at working together as a team. Whether it be finishing a jigsaw together, helping each other build a tower or giving each other a hand at getting changed for PE the children in FS2 are great!
The children took part in some active Maths in the hall this week. They played a game where they could move in between the mats until they heard the bells. Once the bells had rung they had to either find a corner, a long edge or a short edge of their mat to stand on. Once the bells rang again they had to crawl across the mat from one side of the mat to the other, choosing either the long or short sides. They also looked at prepositional language of next to, opposite and in front of.
The children loved taking part in the African Drumming workshop yesterday. They heard all about the Djembe drums and the tribes in Africa who play them. They learnt how to keep a beat and used the drums to play the beats in their names.
The children have been learning how to keep their bodies and teeth healthy. They made a 'healthy lunchbox' at the workshop and played the rotten teeth game with Mrs Hutchinson. They had to race to be the first to fill their mouth with healthy teeth, but be careful not to roll a 3 or you will have to swop one for a rotten tooth!
The children have been looking at the festival of Diwali. They listened to the story of Rama and Sita and listened to how the light guided them home and back to one another. They loved looking at the different ways you can celebrate Diwali and had a go at some in the classroom. Some children designed Mendhi patterns used to decorate their hands, whilst some used the chalks outside to draw some Rangoli patterns. Others used the plasticine to make little Divas that would hold special candles in and some children wrote party lists in the writing area.
In Maths the children have been exploring the concept of longer and shorter. They have been sorting objects into hoops depending on whether they were longer or shorter than the 30cm ruler. Some children have used the construction area to make models of buildings in London and told the teachers which parts are long and which parts are short.
More Autumn fun the outside classroom.
Well done to all these children who have learnt all their reading book words and can now take home their very own reading book!
We had our first school trip to Royden Park yesterday morning! The children and staff had a great time joining in with all the activities our park ranger had set up for us in the walled garden. We started with a mini beast hunt around the grounds where we found worms, snails, woodlice, millipedes and even slugs. Once we had identified them all on our information sheet our ranger had set up some craft activities for us to join in with. We made glittery spiderwebs, we painted with string worms, we used our beaks (pegs) to sift through the leaves and pick up the worms and we had to match and order our ladybirds from 1-10.
Thank you to everybody who came along to help, the children can't wait for the next adventure.
We have been reading the story of the Gingerbread Man this past week. We have sequenced the story on the workshop,using a cut and stick activity, we have written key phrases from the story and we have retold the story in the small world using our story mountain. In the role play Mrs Leyland set up a Gingerbread Man bakery and the children have loved visiting the shop attached to buy ingredients from Mrs Hutchinson.
Christmas wouldn't be the same without a visit from Santa at breakfast time! The children loved having their special breakfast rolls with their friends, before coming together in the hall to sing some Christmas songs and to meet Santa.
Happy Christmas from all in FS2
The children have been very busy helping Mrs Hutchinson to create a fabulous beanstalk to add to our role play area, 'the Giant's castle'. They used two different shades of green and a range of printing shapes to make the effect.
We have been working hard to order our numbers from 0-20 from the mixed up number cards. Some of the children worked together to make the number line, where one child ordered 0-10 and their friend ordered 11-20. Great teamwork children!
We had a visit from Sheema today from the MEAS team. She read us a story about a little refugee called Hussain who had to leave his home quickly to an unknown place with his parents. We spoke with the children about how he must feel and what important things they might pack in their rucksack if it happened to them.
Winnie the Witch has arrived in our classroom this week. She cast a spell and her black house travelled all the way to Thingwall Primary School. We have loved writing potion lists, casting rhyming spells and writing invitations for Winnie's party.
Good morning grown-ups! I will post as many daily routine activities as I can :o) On Mondays all children write news.
Good Morning Reception!
I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Lets read and write our news...
'I had a cup of tea with my Mum, she loved her gift and her card.'
Remember to make your sentence super with a capital letter, finger spaces and full stop. Can you spot my tricky words?
Have a lovely Monday from Mrs Leyland