Reception Termly Information Spring 2 2019
This half term Reception children delved into the imaginary world of Fairytales with their topic of ‘Once Upon a Time’. Using the book ‘The Jolly Postman’ as a stimulus, each week the children read a letter which the Jolly Postman delivered to a different Fairytale character. The characters unlocked the door to the story they were from and a wealth of learning for the children.
Designing and building castles using 2D and 3D shapes
Cutting and assembling crowns
Retelling the story using pictures, words and actions
Making o’clock times to match different events in the story
Character role play and hot seating
Writing WANTED posters to find the Big Bad Wolf
Making saltdough and moulding it into food
Constructing baskets strong enough to hold the saltdough food
Counting different amounts of fruit and vegetables
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Assembling giant beanstalks together in teams
Chalking and drawing beanstalks and ordering them by size
Measuring beanstalks using cubes and rulers
Planting runner bean plants
Estimating amounts of beans and gems and counting to check
Making bear puppets and masks
Researching different types of bears
Writing sorry letters in role as Goldilocks
Making and tasting porridge
Measuring different amounts of porridge using spoons and cups
Parent’s also had the opportunity to come into the Reception classrooms for the afternoon to look through their child’s learning journey with them. This is always such a valuable experience for the children who love showcasing what they have learnt and talking about the amazing things that they have achieved and produced.
“We made up our own plays and pretended to be the characters.”
“My beanstalk was nearly 100 cubes tall.”
“The porridge was delicious.”
“I loved looking at my learning journey with my Mummy and my Grandma.”