Half term is here at last and the children in reception are looking forward to their break

The children have learnt a lot about old toys and the trip to the museum was an ideal opportunity for the children to talk, examine and explore a huge range of toys from the last one hundred or so years. The project on toys finished with ‘junk model’ constructions of toys which was interesting and challenging as the children’s ideas usually are well beyond their capabilities to create independently. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount the children did by themselves and despite copious amounts of sellotape being used there were some lovely ideas and some amazing results.

Our work on counting 1p and 2p coins was received well and the children added the coins well and used them to pay for items in a toy shop. Something that could be practised over the holidays!

In our work about festivals the children learnt about ‘Shrove Tuesday’ and we made and ate pancakes. A one hundred per cent success rate in everyone trying and most children eating all of their pancake.

After the holiday we start a new topic about houses. Don’t forget to make the most of a sunny day and sit outside and draw your house. Your child could show off their photography skills and take a photograph of their house to bring in as well!