A Trip around the World
It has been an exciting start to our new topic, “A trip around the world!”
Not only has our role play areas been transformed into jungles, we came into class on the first day to the sound of African music. Then after listening to the story “Handa’s Surprise” we used our senses of touch, smell, sight and taste to find out about the various fruits from the story.
We loved tasting the different fruits and thought of words to describe their taste, writing our ideas into speech bubbles.
Throughout the week we have found out about the animals that live in Africa and explored African patterns which we have tried replicating using pastels and chalk. We have used untuned instruments to create our own African sounding music too.
Literacy & Art Week
Rabbits and Badgers have had a fantastic Literacy and Art week. On Monday some aliens came and stole all of our socks we were going to use in our maths so we decided to write a book about it. A story teller came to teach us how to tell stories in an exciting way. We made the aliens some more patterned socks by painting printing, cutting and sticking. We even made them an extra warm pair using felt. We visited Fishponds library to learn about how a library works and we all chose a special book to bring back to school to share with the class. We discovered aliens love rhyming words so we wrote rhymes about where the aliens looked for socks when they visited earth and shared it with parents when they visited. Don't forget to check your socks for aliens before you put them on!
We are Space Explorers
This term the reception children are learning how to be space explorers. We have been learning stories about outer space and acting out the characters from the story “Whatever Next”.
As space explorers we have looked at different planets and how each planet is unique. We have looked at our own planet Earth and the animals that live on it.
The children are enjoying creating their own space music and matching their dances to the rhythm and tempo of the music.
The children are enjoying this terms topic.