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Autumn Term 1: Rainbow World

"What is at the end of your rainbow?"

We have lots of really exciting topics this year and to start off with RAINBOW WORLD asking the question “What is at the end of your rainbow?”

This will entail learning about how special and unique we are whilst still being part of a school family. We will also learn about who and what is special to us.

The Reception children have been settling into school really well. They have been developing a range of skills through various activities and forming some lovely relationships with peers and adults. 

The Reception children completed a piece of all about me homework, which helped to answer our question of 'what is at the end of your rainbow?'. This homework showed the children's family members, their favourite foods, their favourite activities, plus lots more! The children used their range of vocabulary to show and explain their homework to the rest of the class.


Funky finger activities

The children have been developing their fine motor skills through a range of funky finger activities. 

The children in Reception were very excited to receive a letter and the book, ‘the family book’ written by Todd Parr, from the children at Gipsey Bridge Academy and St Nicholas Academy. We read the book and took it in turns to talk about our own families, realising that everyone is unique. We then drew pictures of our family ready to send to the other schools. 

The Reception children enjoy their yoga lessons. They use a range of body movements and have to use balance and coordination to be able to follow the moves successfully. 

Communication and language

The children have been focusing on their class reader books this term using our communication and language lessons. They have listened to the story and then used colourful semantics and Makaton signs to support them in using a range of vocabulary and full sentences to show their understanding of what they age heard. 

(Books: owl babies and we are going on a bear hunt)