We have been learning about rivers. Mr Gumpy (our key text) lives next to a river and our storytime book is called The River. We have been thinking about the language in The River and we have drawn maps of our own. Some rivers are "calm and still", some are "angry and rough" and some are "muddy".
This week our coach, Dan, was teaching us about communication skills and team work. He said he works in a lot of schools and our reception class is the best for teamwork he has seen!
This week the children have been learning how to use the shop. They have been writing lists of the things they want before going to the shop and asking the shopkeeper for their items. They have been counting out the correct pennies.
After reading Handa's Surprise this got us thinking about fruit - where does it come from? How does it grow? How are fruits the same and different? In the story the parrot pinches the tangy purple passion fruit - but what does 'tangy' mean? The elephant stole the ripe red mango - but what does 'ripe' mean? We looked at, and tasted different fruits to find out. We thought the pomegranate tasted tangy because the juice burst in our mouths and it wasn't too sweet. The banana wasn't very ripe, it was green and not as soft inside but we enjoyed it. We also tried nectarines, figs, limes and mango.
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