Reception Autumn 2020

Julia Donaldson – Problem Solvers

W/c 14th September 2020
And so it begins …
We shared our first Julia Donaldson story and enjoyed exploring media to create our own representations of the Gruffalo and other characters from the book.
W/c 21st September 2020
The deep dark wood is coming to life
W/c 28th September 2020
The Gruffalo has stepped into our classroom.
The children shared their thoughts of what he was doing or who he was looking for:-
W/c 5th October 2020
From the children’s thoughts and ideas we decided that the Gruffalo was trying to find The Gruffalo Child Cave School to pick up his child .We created a cave school complete with cave paintings and a map to show him the way through the deep dark wood .
W/c 12th October 2020
This week we shared Julia Donaldson’s book The Paper Dolls.
We thought about how we are all unique and we shared some special memories that they already have.
The children created their own set of paper dolls and also worked collaboratively on a big set.
W/c 19th October 2020
This week we focused on The Smartest Giant in Town.
We shared the story then created our own giant using Olivia’s shadow.
We chose the tallest child, Olivia following an investigation of height.
We also had the first chance to explore and investigate shadows and we will return to this at a later date.
W/c 2nd November 2020
We shared some stories throughout Black History month of the lives of inspirational men and women, focusing on the life of Frida Kahlo and her ground breaking art work .
Every child created their own self portrait celebrating their uniqueness using elements from Frida’s work, story and her philosophy ‘Viva La Vida’ ( Live Life ).
W/c 9th November 2020
We were very excited to receive a letter from Bumble Bee Books.
We are embarking on a new challenge to write and illustrate our own books enabling us to create and run a working library in our classroom.
More to follow …..
W/c 16th November 2020
We completed our first book review of our favourite Julia Donaldson book for our library.
W/c 23rd November 2020
We learnt about Diwali and enjoyed making Diya lamps out of clay.
We created a class poem about dinosaurs and paintings to make a book for The
Rainbow Library.
Each child is creating their own story book for The Rainbow Library.
W/c 30th November 2020
We created our own rhyming animal poem along with beautiful illustrations to complete another book for the Rainbow Library.
On a frosty Friday morning we created and decorated a Jack Frost poem to go into or class story book for the Rainbow Library.
Christmas has arrived in our classroom 🎄🎄.
W/c 7th December 2020
We have been using the advent calendar to practice counting down days to Christmas.
On a very snowy morning the children shared their own thoughts about the snow and from their words we created another poem.
The children made their own snowflakes by folding, cutting and marbling. Throughout the activity we talked about halves, quarters and the shapes within their own snowflake.
W/c 14th December 2020
We created a Christmas wreath using handprints from all of the children in the class.
We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Christmas 🎄.