Last Wednesday, 14th March was Pi day. Now whilst Pi is too complicated a concept for Reception children we decided to study circles. We made lots of circles and designed different objects containing circles. The number Pi is so long but we tried to make some of the numbers from playdough. We also got out all out toys with circles in them and made lots of different vehicles with wheels. We revised out patterns too by colouring in circles, buttons and pies with two way and three way patterns and even patterns of our own.
We finished off the day with a circle game called duck, duck, goose, but we changed the words to circle, circle, Pi! It was great fun!
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
It was great to see the children last week and they were all excited to see their friends. We welcomed two new students, Jae-ho and Focus who are settling into our class well.
What better way to start the year than to use our Christmas paper chain to play a game with friends. Each child was paired up with a friend by a paper chain and was sent out to play. Children had to talk to each other to try to stay as ajoined pair. They negotiated what they wanted to do and played nicely together considering each other. The winners won some Pokeys which they kindly shared with friends.
This term we are looking at Environments around us. We are starting at the beach. We have been reading the story 'Sharing a Shell' and all agree its nice to share!