## Number Lines: April 2016

 This week reception have been learning how to jump along a number line to count on. The children created the number line using number tiles. They then rolled the dice to see how many jumps along the number line they needed to do. Then they jumped along the number line to find the answer. The children really enjoyed making maths physical.

## Bodybuilding: April 2016

 Reception have been learning how to make their bodies stronger. During PE the children werepractising throwing underarm to a partner while kneeling. Kneeling allowed the children to strengthen their back muscles. Throwing underarm encourages strength in the shoulder muscles. The children enjoyed throwing to their partner.

## The Journey: March 2016

 Reception have been reading the story 'The Journey' by Neil Griffiths and Scott Mann.The children used the story sack to retell the story and then created a map using the props. The children drew a map and labelled it to represent the journey of the boat.

## Journey Times: March 2016

 Reception have been learning all about why knowing how to tell the time is important for travelling on a journey. The children have been practicing how to tell the time to o'clock.

## Artefacts: March 2016

 This week the children in reception were looking at artefacts that explorers would have used in the past. Some of the objects were: a compass, a map, a magnifying glass and a telescope. The children asked questions about each object. The telescope was 100 years old and made in Ealing, West London. The children really enjoyed learning about objects from the past.

## Shape Castle: December 2015

 The children have been learning all about how to describe a 3D shape. They created a castle with the shapes, and then described it using the vocabulary: edges, vertices and faces.

## Ships: February 2016

 We had lots of fun making our role play area into a lovely ship. They children worked with the teachers to measure the cardboard. They counted how many rulers long that they needed. They used paint and sponges to create the sea for the ship. Then the children created their own silver coins out of tinfoil for the treasure chest. The children were proud of all their hard work.

## Healthy Eating: January 2016

 This week we were lucky to have a parent come in to talk about healthy eating. Mrs Southern talked with the children about what a fruit is and what a vegetable is. She explained that when we are thinking about healthy eating we should try to eat all the different colours of the rainbow so we can get different vitamins. The children then had an opportunity to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. They thought about which ones were sour, salty or sweet.

## 3D Shapes: December 2015

 This week in reception the children have been learning to name and describe 3D shapes. The children practised playing bingo with 3D shapes. They chose one child to be the bingo caller while the other children played the game. They really loved shouting BINGO when they won.

## Chalk Puddles: November 2015

 Some children in reception have been learning to improve their hand grip and strength by using chalk to practice drawing different sized circles. The children then pretended that the circles were lots of puddles to splash in and jumped in all the splashy puddles.