The sounds of Africa have been heard throughout Reception this week, with the songs from 'The Lion King' being a firm favourite. The children were surprised to find out that the lives of children in Tanzania are different to their lives in Singapore. They asked many questions about the up and coming DCIS trip to Tanzania and how they were helping by coming to school dressed as an animal.
In Mathematics this week they have been comparing two groups of objects, saying when they have the same number. We have also begun separating groups of objects in different ways. The children even made their own tally chart to find out which animal costume was the most popular on Tuesday. We have been playing Bunny Ears to help us with this. The children still need more practice to recognise and write the numbers from ten onwards. They have been using games, whiteboards, chalkboards and paint to help reinforce their numbers to twenty.
The children have been consolidating their knowledge of initial sounds. They are starting to orally blend sounds in two and three letter words and are beginning to apply what they have learnt in their writing. The children have been busy writing cards, signs and labels for the role play area. The children also enjoyed making posters for Children’s Day. It's lovely to see so much of the children's writing around the learning environment.