January 2017 in Reception 1

This half term, our topic is “Traditional Tales”. Children have enjoyed listening to different versions of stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The first story we looked at was “the Elves and the Shoemaker”. Children enjoyed making footprints and measuring their feet with cubes to work out which size shoe they would need to buy from the shoemaker. Children also split the story into beginning, middle and end and wrote about each section.

This month we have also learnt about Chinese New Year. We had great fun working out which year we were born in (2011 Rabbit, 2012 Dragon) and trying Chinese food and drink. We made Chinese lanterns and decorated them with Chinese symbols.