In Reception this term our first topic is ‘Can you build a bear?’ This challenge was set by a friendly bear who wrote to the children asking for their help. We have begun by learning to name the different parts of a bear and retelling the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. During the rest of the term we will learn more about real bears and teddy bears, we will learn to describe different textures, explore other familiar stories and work towards making our very own bears.
This week we have been reading 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We have talked about the characters and searched for clues in the story and pictures that tell us how they might be feeling. The children were very good at pretending to show different emotions for different parts of the story. We then created puppets and practised making our characters talk in the puppet show.
We have also been busy ordering objects by size, talking about volume and counting in the porridge tray, playing rhyming games and talking about birthdays.
This week we have explored the story "We're going on a bear hunt". The children have learnt lots of new vocabulary, shared their ideas, gone on a real bear hunt, retold the story and made their own bear hunt maps.
We have also learnt to name the different parts of a bear and made shape bears in maths.
In our first week we received a letter form a big brown bear who asked us to help him build some bear friends. The children enjoyed writing and drawing pictures to post back to the bear.