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# week ending 29th November 2019

Hello and welcome back to our class blog. This week our room has been an hive of activity and we certainly have been busy bees. Let's take a little look at this week....

We started the week of, as always, by reading the text of the week. This week we have had the wonderful story of the Smartest Giant in Town. A fantastic story of a giant who gave all of his brand new clothes away to different friends in need. This prompted some wonderful discussions about kindness and looking after others

In conjunction with the story the friends of the giant had a party to say thank you for all that he had given them. We have had a different resource in our writing area everyday this week. We had explored writing speech bubbles, addressing envelopes, writing lists on post it notes and this is the area set up ready for us writing invitations to the giants party. This type of set up provides the children with lots of exposure to how writing can be used in different parts of everyday life. We had some lovely invitations
We have also carefully painted some pictures of the different characters from the story. We have displayed these in a story map on the large board in our group room. Please come and take a little look as we are sure that you will be impressed with the beautiful work the children have produced. Here is just one wonderful example. Well done Amelia
We have also been looking at patterns. The Smartest Giant gave away his tie to a giraffe to help keep its neck warm. So we created our own ties using repeating patterns. Here are some to look at. We have also been exploring patterns in different ways in the classroom. Here are 2 very proud classmates with their different patterns.
As you are already aware we are teaching our maths through a number of the week. Our class mascot is 10 this week and this has opened up so many exciting learning opportunities to look at the number 10. We have written, measured, counted, compared, sorted and weighed objects. On Friday we celebrated his 10th birthday with a party. Can you guess how many candles he had on his cake? Here we are with the 10 badges we created to wear to the party.

Next week marks the last of our Julia Donaldson texts and we are ending with the beautifully written Stickman. We can't wait to share all of the exciting things we have planned next week.

Have a great weekend.

Staff and children in Reception W

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