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Welcome to Reception's class blog!
Magic Mathematicians!
The children have wowed us this week with their understanding of how numbers are made up e.g. 5 can be made up of 3 and 2 or 4 and 1 or 5 and 0. Have a look at all the ways they've been recording their super separating! Can your child explain the part part whole? Can they find all the number combinations to make 7? 
Learning about different cultures - Hinduism
This week we were lucky enough to be visited by Daya who taught us all about Indian culture and Hinduism.
We listened to the story of Diwali and then had the chance to try on some traditional Indian clothes and even do some dancing!
Later on in the afternoon the children worked together to make chapatis and try some curry.
The children had lots of fun learning about India and asking questions about Hinduism.
What was your favourite thing that you learned?

The children have been learning to find 9 and 10. They have been counting out using cubes on a 10 square grid. We also looked at how different 9 and 10 are. 
We have also been sharing books and predicting what might happen in them. 
A visit to the Greengrocers and Chinese New Year (28/1/20)
Last Wednesday the children visited Thorne's Greengrocers in Redruth to look at and buy a range of healthy fruit and vegetables.
There were lots of things to choose from but eventually the children decided to get some: green apples, avocados, red grapefruits, beetroot and courgettes.
Once back at school the children tried the different fruits and vegetables and chose their favourites (It was not avacado!)
Then on Friday we cooked up some tasty noodles and vegetables to try to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Maths Maestros!
The children have been learning about different ways to make 8 using cubes. They worked with their partners to explore how many different ways there were to make 8. Some even spoke about 4 and 4 being doubles! Wow! We talked about 8 legs on a spider and 8 flowers in a garden being EQUAL. 
Can your child find 10 pieces of pasta or toys or cups and split them in different ways? How many different ways can they make 10? 
Look at our busy learning this week!
We have been looking at healthy eating. We drew our favourite healthy foods in groups. Our team work is improving all the time. There were lots of fruits, vegetables, rice, pasta and cheese on our 'plates'. Can your child talk about what makes a food healthy or unhealthy? We talked about unhealthy foods being fine as a treat just not all the time. 
We have been so busy!
The children have settled in to Reception so well and have been busy making friends and exploring all the different learning opportunities available to them.
Our topic this half term is 'All About Me' so children have been talking about their families, where they live and things they like to do outside of school. We have read stories linked to our topic, such as So Much; Full, Full, Full of Love; Cleversticks and Giraffes Can't Dance to help bring it to life.
Have a look at some of the things we have been up to....
Up Above and Down Below
This half term our new topic is Up Above and Down Below and we have started by learning about space.
This week we received a message from outer space! An alien had contacted us asking if she could come with us to visit Redruth library. She didn't have an Earth name so the children voted and christened her 'Ice Cream'.
Ice Cream said that she would meet us at the library but when we arrived there was no sign of her. The children had a great time at the library and enjoyed exploring the different books, listening to stories and singing a few songs. Even a huge downpour on the way home couldn't dampen their spirits.
When we got back to school we had a message from Ice Cream. Unfortunately she had crash landed on another planet and was stuck! The children worked hard to try and find out where she was and eventually narrowed it down to Mars.
Have a look at some of the children at work...