World book Day one of many busy days in the reception class

With our topic of houses well under way, this week saw the children using the sketches of their houses to make their clay house and a fabric hanging for the classroom. The children also discussed the types of houses they live in and talked about their house in Show and Tell. The challenge for next week is for everyone to learn their address as only half of the class know their house number and street name.

All of the children finally finished the sewing for their Mother’s Day card and the last piece of writing to go in the card was about their mum. We hope you enjoy reading what they have to say.

World Book Day saw most of the class dressed as book characters. We had a very interesting ‘hot seating’ session where the children had to introduce their book character and describe themselves. Riley was an amazing Princess Leia and knew such a lot about her character and Harry, dressed as Bob the man on the Moon, could tell us all about his amazing job cleaning up the moon after the aliens made such a mess!

Maths this week has been getting used to using a number line for adding, this is progressing well. However, our ability to do quick simple mental maths problems up to 10 needs lots of practice. We hope that you will be able to see the children using the Activotes for their maths on Open Morning which is Tuesday of next week.

Our PE lesson this week saw our final indoor athletics lesson with the finals of the speed bounce, quick feet and target throw. Every child improved their scores and medals were distributed to the strongest athletes in each discipline.

As we start another week with clay houses to paint, a hanging to finish and a classroom to tidy ready for the parents I would like to thank parents for supporting the children in their learning. Don’t forget Show and Tell which is a photo or drawing of their bedroom. We are going to look at Van Gogh’s painting of his room and try to do our own using the pictures they bring in.