Autumn 1st Half term

The children have settled very quickly into the routines in our Reception class. They have been very motivated in their learning including phonics, Maths, PE and topic activities based on traditional stories.

During child-initiated learning they have accessed a range of activities indoors and outdoors, although their preference as a class is definitely for being outdoors! We have gone on several walks around the school including one in which we looked for signs of Autumn. During the walk, they ticked off the things they spotted on a checklist.

One of our themes has been eating healthily. The children tasted a range of fruits which included plums, pomegranates, papaya and fig – responses were mixed but they gave each a go! In Maths, they have been exploring patterns and one of the activities involved printing patterns using slices of fruit.