During the first half term this year Reception have been learning all about Space. This has included learning about the planets in our Solar System and training to be an astronaut by completing various missions!
We have designed, labelled and created rockets:
After reading Alien’s love underpants we created, named and described our own aliens:
We cut fruit and threaded onto sticks to make fruit rockets:
We discovered space rocks and tried to identify where they might have come from:
We helped out some astronauts in trouble by checking which things are magnetic and which are not:
We have created our own space games and missions to complete:
We have continued to learn to read and write using Read, Write Inc phonics. We also do lots of activities in class to promote reading, writing, speaking and listening.
During our English sessions we have enjoyed looking for information about space in books:
We wrote about our rocket launch:
We created space maps to help Beegu get home:
We have continued to use the White Rose and Glow maths mastery schemes. We have been learning to…
Compare and measure weight:
Compare and order objects by length:
We were lucky enough to have a snowy school day this half term and made the most of it by sledging, building snow men and practicing our penguin slides!
Chinese New Year
We spent a whole week learning about Chinese New Year. We read the story of The Great Race and labelled the animals in the story. We created menus of our favourite foods and shared a Chinese feast with our friends. We created money wallets and gave them to our friends filled with chocolate coins. We made dragons and paraded them around the school.