Activities in the EYFS
16th February 2018
This week we have been decorating biscuits. We worked out how to make the icing sticky by adding water and we made our own icing. We measured and cut strawberry laces and split our biscuit in half. We then counted out 6 jellytots and shared them equally onto each half of the biscuit. We made characters in the craft area from the story 'Old Bear.' Parents were invited into our classroom to share our learning journals. They also took part in our challenges! We also went on a very cold 'Bear Hunt' winter walk and explored our local environment.
9th February 2018
The children have been inspired by 'James Isherwood' who was a local Wigan artist. The children explored colour mixing to paint pictures of Wigan identifying familiar landmarks and features of our town. We went on a word hunt outdoors, reading and matching tricky keywords. In Maths we have been adding 1 more and taking away 1 less. We enjoyed making our own number track to move forwards/backwards to add or take away 1 more/less. Harry made 'The Bear Hunt' at home exploring textures. We were very excited to explore snow this week and used all of our senses to have fun exploring outdoors.
2nd February 2018
This week we have been estimating how many children we could fit on the grass from 'The Bear Hunt' story. Our estimate was accurate! We have been continuing to understand the whole/part/part model in maths. We enjoyed our challenges in our class 'bowling alley' adding and taking away and also exploring shapes. We continued to explore textures creating the forest and the snowstorm. The children compared our town with the landscape in 'The Bear Hunt' story and identified the main features of our town.
26th January 2018
This week we have enjoyed reading 'The Bear Hunt' story. The children explored different textures to create the scenes in the story. We wrote warning signs, warning the family to keep out of the cave. In Maths we learned about the whole/part/part model to develop an understanding of number. We added two amounts together using spots on the ladybirds and playing the beanbag game. The children recorded how many beanbags were in the hoop altogether.
19th January 2018
This week in Reception we have been learning about journeys. We have had lots of fun making our own maps! In the Creative Area we have been painting portraits of Wigan in the style of James Isherwood. We really enjoyed mixing colours!
This week in Reception we have been reading 'Can't you sleep Little Bear?' We used the iPads to explore sources of light and electricity around school. In the Construction Area we made the bear's cave.
This week in Reception we have been learning about Road Safety.