This week the children designed a superhero cape. They thought about the colours they would use, whether they were going to put a pattern on their cape and any additions such as logo, initial, lightning bolt etc.
The children then used their designs to make their capes. They had to look carefully at their designs and be sure to paint their capes exactly as their design showed. The children were very good at this and were able to experiment mixing colours to create the desired colour for their capes. The children started by painting the background of their capes and then these were left to dry.
Once the capes had dried the children looked at their designs and added the details to their capes. They all look fantastic!
This week in the Post Office we had some blank maps and different symbols that can be put on a map. Miss Vickers made a demonstration copy and explained the different symbols and what they mean on the map. The children independently created their own maps in the area thinking about where car parks, roads, footpaths and houses may go- maybe you could try and make a map at home?
Last week we learnt some poems for writing our numbers. This week in our maths area we had to use these poems and practice number formation. The children were very good at this and can form their numbers beautifully- keep it up Reception!
Last week we looked at 2D shapes where we talked about the name of the shape and the properties – sides and corners. The children were very good at identifying and understanding the properties of the shape. This week we moved on to looking at 3D shapes which again the children were very good at counting how many corners, edges and faces the shapes had. We are still learning the properties of 3D shapes as they are a little bit trickier and there are lots of them.
You may have noticed that the school Mathletics subscription needs renewing and so your login may not currently be working. At school we are trialing ‘Sum Dog’ which is an alternative website. This weekend we would love for you to try ‘Sum Dog’ using the free trial (see link below). If you like ‘Sum Dog’ then the school will be looking at purchasing this subscription (so do not buy a subscription yourself, please just trial the free versions on the website above).
Here is the link to the website where you can have a go yourself! The feedback from children has been really positive throughout school and they seem to prefer this to mathletics. See how you get on at home and please feel free to add your comments about it below, we’d love to see what you have to say too.
Next week is Maths Week in school and so we will be doing lots of maths throughout the week!
In Reception children start school at 8:40am and finish at 2:50pm. It is important that children are brought to school on time so that it does not disrupt the school day as this has an impact on the children’s learning and attendance. Children should also be picked up on time as this is when the school day finishes. If children are not collected on time they will be taken round to the school reception area where they will wait with a member of staff until collected. At the end of the school day this is a time where teachers set up and prepare for the following day or may have arranged to meet with parents who need to speak with the teacher regarding their child. It is important that children are collected on time so that we are available to support parents and speak with them at this time.
Thursday is our day for P.E. Please remember to bring P.E Kits in on this day. If you have not yet received your school P.E kit, your child can bring in a t-shirt and shorts to wear until their school P.E kit has arrived.
Have a great weekend!