I hope you had a lovely week last week. I have shared my muddy adventure in Somerset with the children and have loved hearing the children share their own news.
Over the next few weeks we are going to be looking at things that grow. We will be looking at beans and seeds, flowers and vegetables and finally mini beasts and chicks. Next week we will be reading Jack and the Beanstalk and will be investigating beans. We hope there are no giants hiding at the top of our beanstalk!
There are also lots of celebrations this half term. We have already celebrated Pancake Day with the children this week (we all enjoyed making and eating the pancakes!) and we still have Mother's Day to celebrate and Easter to look forward to.
Next week we have Book Day on Thursday and are looking forward to welcoming our parents in to Class R to share a story at 2:30.
The Gingerbread Man
We enjoyed reading the story of the Gingerbread Man. We made our own Gingerbread Men biscuits but they all ran away so Mrs Billington had to bring some more in which we could decorate and eat.
We hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
My name is Mrs Billington and I will be the teacher in Reception until we break up for the summer. I am so excited to be joining Brierley Hill Primary School this year and I have loved meeting the children this week. They have been such a delight and I am sure we are going to have so much fun this term. I am looking forward to getting to know you over the next few weeks so please say hello when you see me on the door.
LEARNING IN RECEPTION
During this first half term we will be using different traditional stories to inspire the children's learning. I will update the web page with photos and information as we go through the half term. We will be starting with The Three Little Pigs next week and will be using the story to explore different types of homes and different materials to keep us safe from the big bad wolf. There will be lots of writing opportunities to encourage our children to use their phonics and in maths we will be learning about adding numbers together and taking numbers away.
We will also be celebrating different events with the children this half term.
Chinese New Year
If the children have anything at home related to the topic we are doing we would love them to bring it in and share it with us.
Real Life Maths Day!
World Mental Health Day!
This week we have read the book 'Cupcake', the story is all about a cupcake who is upset because he is plain, boring and vanilla without any toppings... he tries all different toppings such as pickles and spaghetti! A candle comes along and also feels upset because he is just a plain candle... the story ends with the candle becoming the cake's topping!
Experimenting & Investigating
This week, following our 'Elmer' topic, we have been experimenting with colours!
The children have absolutely loved investigating and finding out what happens when colours are mixed...
Our First Full Week!
The children have had a wonderful first full week in class R. They have been working really hard in phonics to recognise our new sounds:
m a s d
We have also been learning to hold our pen correctly to start writing some of these letters.
What a wonderful start to the Autumn term. It has been enjoyable to see so many happy children coming into school looking ever so smart! The children have adapted to the new routines and have taken it all in their stride! I have seen some wonderful, positive friendships blossom and children working together. We have been ever so busy - take a look at just some of the things we have been doing!