What we will be learning about this half term?
This half term we will be reading 'The Little Red Hen' retold by Brenda Parkes. The children will be learning to retell the story using actions, act out the story and create story maps.
We came into class and found a letter and a basket of ingredients from the Little Red Hen. She was asking us to help her bake some bread. We worked together in groups to mix the ingredients and knead the bread to create bread rolls.
We created our own story maps which retold the story and made our own Little Red Hens using paper plates.
During our 'Innovation phase', we read The Little Red Hen makes a pizza by Philemon Sturges. We spoke about how the story was similar and different to our original story. We had lots of fun making our own vegetable pizzas and making lists of toppings the Little Red Hen could put on her pizza. We discussed what the Little Red Hen could make next and wrote some amazing sentences!
Today (Fri 3rd Nov) we had fun learning about Bonfire Night. We listened to the story of Guy Fawkes and watched clips of fireworks. We described the different colours and sounds we could see and hear. We created our own banana sparklers, painted firework pictures and made safety posters.
We have enjoyed learning all about autumn. We went for a walk to Greenbank Park to look for signs of autumn. We had lots of fun collecting autumn objects and even had a visit to the playground!
We enjoyed looking at the objects we collected in the park. We described the different colours of the leaves, made autumn collages, did leave rubbings and painted some autumn pictures.
We practised our chopping and peeling skills by making some vegetable soup. It was delicious!
Our Trip to the Storybarn
Oh Tuesday 19th December, Reception went on a trip to the Story Barn in Calderstones Park. They had great fun taking part in story hunts, craft activities, playing in the story barn and listening to lots of stories.