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2021-2022 Reception Tawny & Barn Owls

Welcome the Reception ~ Tawny and Barn Owls Classes

All About Me


Our learning this term stated with the topic of 'All About Me'. We talked about what makes us special and learnt that we are good at doing different things. We used the story of 'Funny Bones' as our text. We learnt about our skeletons, where they are, what they look like and why we have one. We made our own skeletons using paper straws to fill the template of the humans from the story. We also developed our cutting skills as we cut out skeletons and put them back together again!   


We spent time learning to recognise our own names and used a bingo dabber to trace over the top of them.

We developed our fine motor skills by adding beads to give the funny face some trendy coloured hair. 

In the home corner we had our very own birthday party where the children were able to role play having a birthday party with their friends.  

The Little Red Hen


We have spent time reading and retelling the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. We have made our very own little red hen's using a red hand print and even made him our of red playdough and loose parts. The children all an opportunity to make their very own bread roll with the help of Mr. Jelf. The children took them home to eat but told us they were delicious and most of the children shared them with their family.  We made a 'Little Red Hen' using a paper plate and other craft materials. They are great! 

In the home corner we have our very own shop. The children have been buying items and using Numicon to pay for their goods. We have been taking turns to be the customers and the shop keeper. 

In maths, we have been learning to recognise the Numicon shapes to math numeral cards and this week the challenge was to independently order these shapes in the correct order from 1 to 10. 

In writing we have been using our phonic knowledge to write a speech bubble to write 'not I' which is what the animals said to The Little Red Hen when she asked for help to make her bread as well as writing the ingredients they used to make the bread with Mr. Jelf.