Week beginning Monday 9th October 2017

Date: 17th Oct 2017 @ 2:14pm

This week we have been busy creating our very own Harvest baskets by using a variety of fruit and vegetables to make prints onto a basket template.  The children were able to explain their understanding of Harvest and why we celebrate it whilst completing the task.  We started the week by looking at lots of different vegetables by naming them, describing what they looked like and if anyone had ever tried the vegetables.  The next day, we decided to have a tasting session of some unpopular vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and leeks.  It turned out that the vegetables were not as unpopular as we thought, as before we knew it all the containers were empty.  We definitely have vegetable fans in Reception this year.  On Thursday we played a speaking and listening game in our classes, we played the game called 'I went to the shop and I bought...'.  The aim of the game was to try to remember what each person bought from the shop, so we had to listen extremely carefully and we had to speak clearly for our friends to hear.  I must say that the children did a fantastic job of remembering the class shopping list, even towards the end of the circle, the children had a great memory.  We have practised our Harvest song lots too, ready for our our celebration next Wednesday.  

In Literacy, the children have been introduced to using an alphabet sound mat when they were labelling the characters in the story 'The Enormous Turnip'.  The children started by listening for the initial sound in the name and then they were encouraged to write the other sounds they could hear in the rest of the names.  

In Maths, the children were learning all about 2D shapes - naming and describing.  They then had lots of fun in the focused activity as they were allowed to use a variety of 2D shapes to create a shape picture of their own choice.  We had castles, trains and lots more imaginative pictures.

The children had to dig in the soil to find the vegetables with numbers and letters on.

Our small World Farm

We used objects from outside to make our own paintbrushes to experiment with mark making.  We used twigs as the handle and pine cones, thyme and conkers to mark make.



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Shavington, Crewe,

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