My Changing World
In Reception class, we have been thinking carefully about how the change in the weather and season may have an impact on the world around us. We've taken our time to discuss the work happening on farms during this season as the leaves start to fall and the farmers collect in the crops they had planted earlier in the year.
We have used the story of 'The Little Red Hen' as a way of thinking about how we can all work together and help each other. We have also taken time to think about how the Autumn Harvest Festival is used as a way to thank our planet for providing us with food and show kindness to others by sharing this food.
We showed the respect and friendship values during our bread making session and unlike the animals in The Little Red Hen, we made sure that we all took our turn. We also showed our independence value as we put on our own production of The Little Red Hen in our Homelands Theatre.
All about me!
We have been very busy in Reception class and have taken our time to get to know our new environment, rules and all of our new friends!
We have been using the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' as a way of talking about the things that are 'just right' for us. Some children said they loved playing football, while others said they preferred digging in the sand. We all agreed that although we may like different things, we are all part of the Homelands family!
We have also used the story as a way of explaining why our Friendship and Respect values are so important. We talked about how Goldilocks only cared about her own feelings and didn't think of others. We also talked about how Goldilocks broke Baby Bear's chair and how that would have made him feel. We decided that it is always best to ask before using your friends' things and we should always be mindful of how our actions may impact on others.