Reception - Ducklings
Reception Class - Ducklings
Autumn Term 2020
What a super Autumn Term the Ducklings have been having! We stomped our way into our Dinosaurs topic, with activities and learning based around the story of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs!
As well as retelling the story through writing and Drama, we have also been taking on the role of palaeontologist and exploring fossils, books and ICT to find out facts about real life dinosaurs! We created dinosaur lands in ICT containing volcanoes, trees and lakes and we even made our own dinosaur art in lots of different ways including with paper plates and collage! Creating herbivore salads and carnivore snacks were certainly highlights of the topic and we had great fun working together in groups to make dinosaurs in our scrapheap challenge! Some of us asked what happened to the dinosaurs so we used models and Drama to find out about asteroids and volcanoes.
As well as learning about dinosaurs, this term has been full of festivals and celebrations that we have loved learning about! Chinese New Year, Australia Day, Burns’ Night, Valentines Day, Pancake Day, St. David’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mothers’ Day and Easter are just a selection of the special celebrations we have delved into with lots of art, dancing, music, drama and special snack times involved, eating all of the delicious food we have been cooking! Some of our tasty food projects have included making leek and potato soup, vegetable stir fry, dinosaur fossil biscuits, fairy bread and haggis, neeps and tatties!
In Maths, we have been doing a fantastic job of adding and subtracting in different ways, including jumping along a number line, using Numicon and drawing diagraphs and we have been exploring number bonds to 10 by using 10 frames, egg boxes, fingers and pairs games.
We have been doing really well developing our coordination in PE by playing lots of games with bats, balls and beanbags and outside, our climbing and balance on the trim trail and climbing frame have been coming along really well!
Alongside our mindfulness sessions, we have been learning all about different musicians and musical styles in our Music Appreciation lessons, Sam Tsui, Vivaldi, Kylie Minogue and The Proclaimers to name but a few! We even managed to squeeze in a non-uniform day for World Book Day, dressing up as an adjective and listening to teachers reading extracts from their favourite stories in assembly!
What a busy and exciting term!