St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

Big things and small things

Welcome back to our class blog.

Another busy two weeks in Reception!

Last week our theme was ‘Big Things’. We read the story of ‘The Smartest Giant In Town’ and the children created ‘giant’ clothes and wrote sentences using ‘giant’ words. They also really enjoyed drawing around Mrs Tarousa and using ‘giant’ descriptive words to describe her!

In Maths we consolidated our learning of odd and even numbers. The children are now able to explain that odd numbers cannot be shared equally and even numbers can.

In RE the children went outside to look, listen and feel the things that make our world wonderful. We then went inside and shared our ideas.

This week our theme has been ‘Small Things'. We have been reading the story of ‘Mr Small’.

In Literacy the children have created ‘tiny’ menus with food for Mr Small. They have acted out the story and created ‘tiny’ artwork.

In Maths we have started a new topic: counting beyond twenty. The children started by revisiting their learning of counting beyond ten and how we know we have ten on a tens frame. They then went on to understand that when two tens frames are full we have twenty before adding ‘some more’.

In RE the children have been introduced to the Fairtrade logo. They were able to confidently say that they had seen it in the shops. We listened to a story about how chocolate is made and how the farmers need to be paid fairly. The children made cards to say thank you to the farmers.

We have also had some mystery guests in school which the children have really enjoyed! Thank you to those who have volunteered so far. 

Please continue to read with your children regularly at home and sign and date their reading records.

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Day