Monthly Archives: January 2017

Chinese New Year

This week in Reception we have been very busy learning about Chinese New Year!

We read the story of Chinese New Year and put the animals in the order they came in the race. We also learnt about the customs and traditions that take place during the Chinese New Year festival.

We loved trying the Chinese food! Which food did you enjoy the most? Can you describe what it tasted like?

We also enjoyed doing lots of Chinese New Year activities in continuous provision. We made dragon masks, painted pictures of dragons, wrote Chinese New Year cards, made a paper chain, created Chinese lanterns, used role play to retell the story and practised forming the Chinese numbers in the coloured rice.

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Measuring fun!

Next week in Maths we will be learning how to measure the length of different objects. Why not try measuring objects around your house? You could use your hands, toy cars, Lego bricks, string or a ruler to measure the objects.

We are looking forward to hearing what you have used to measure with!

ruler measure

Art day!

We have had lots of fun using printing techniques during our art day! We really enjoyed being able to use a range of tools to create patterns in the ink. We then used a range of paper to pick up the print and create leaves! We liked getting dressed up and pretending to be Jack! Our teachers even took our pictures, cut us out and placed us on the beanstalk!

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Recognising numbers

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During our Maths sessions we will be continuing to recognise numbers to twenty. We will start to explore larger numbers.

Here a range of websites you may find useful to support your child’s learning.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers#

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/park_the_pods/big_sound/full.shtml

http://www.ictgames.com/postletter.html