Writing birthday cards
Matching counters to numbers on cakes
Creating bonfires
Party role play
Funky fingers – catching spiders
Ordering daily events
Cutting out what we would like for our birthday

We have started our new topic marvellous me!

This week we have focused on celebrations, mainly birthdays and bonfire night. Our activities this week have involved creating fireworks, making sandwiches and writing inside birthday cards.

Sandwich making


Autumn walk
Autumn walk
A face made with natural materials
Holding a tarantula
Aren’t we brave!
Conker rolling

We have been busy on the theme of autumn this week.

We went on an autumn walk, created autumn faces with the things we had found.

On Wednesday the animals came into school and we got to hold lots of different creatures.

The children have continued to learn new sounds and worked on positional language this week.



Phonics, writing and counting

Counting on, parking the cars in the garage
Tracing letters
Writing numbers

This week we have been focused on learning new sounds, blending two and 3 letter words as well as counting one more than a given number.

Some children are working really hard on recognising numbers and some children are beginning to write numbers.



Handa’s Surprise

Counting fruits
Counting objects
Finger painting fruits
Initial sounds of fruits
Fruit kebabs
Fruit kebabs
Fruit kebabs

Sorting objects by initial sound
Counting objects

We have had a fruit themed week in reception this week.

We have begun to use our work in phonics to write initial and medial sounds in different fruits.

The fruit kebabs we made on Wednesday were delicious and the children showed some great cutting skills.

This week we have been doing lots of different counting activities and learning to form letters p,i and n.

We explored using finger painting to create different effects.



Getting settled

Well we have all finished our first full week at school, it has flown.

The children have been really keen to learn new sounds s,a and t and some children are beginning to read words such as cat, sat and tag.

We have read the story Handa’s Surprise and have made baskets just like hers.

The fruit and vegetable shop that was set up in the classroom was heavily used this week, choosing fruit, paying and packing.

Dressing up as pirates
Letter writing
Letter writing
Matching objects to numerals
Basket weaving
Talking about Handa’s surprise
Fruit shop
Making letters with Play doh
Letter formation

Shopping in the fruit and vegetable shop