We have been busy creating beautiful winter pictures this week – bare, spiky trees using charcoal and white poster paint on blue paper. We have talked about the seasons and looked carefully at our outside environment to notice changes to the world around us – many of the children are hoping for snow this month!
We all wrote special New Year Promises – you’ll be pleased to know that lots of the children promised to help more around the home. We do hope that you see plenty of these promises in action – do let us know with a Wow moment!

In mathematics, we sang songs about the days of the week and months of the year, and worked hard to put these in the correct order. We have also been using the 5 frame and counters to discover the composition of a number, recording our findings.
A group of Reception children loved making sandcastles and emptied the sandpit completely! They were amazed that they were able to make over 20 sandcastles with the sandpit sand. It was fabulous to hear them counting and keeping a record of their findings in their independent play.
Our topic next week is Winter and Penguins.