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Moving Home

How many wayscan you make 10?

This week the children in Reception have been thinking about what it's like to move house. We have children who have moved home within the UK and others who have moved around the world as well as children who will be moving soon. We read the book The Berenstain Bears Moving Day by Stan and Jan Berenstain. The Bears moved from their hillside cave to a valley tree house that needed quite a lot of work. The book talks about how leaving their friends is tough, but you can keep in touch and also making new friends can be exciting. Our children have made their own houses from boxes. They have constructed lollipop houses and drawn their own families in them. Maps of our journey to school have been drawn, with care taken to include landmarks that are seen along the way. Outside the children have worked together to move heavy logs and other items around the playground as they have practised being removal people. As some of our children have moved around the world, we sang the 7 continents song by Hopscotch which can be found on YouTube. The children have really enjoyed learning the names of the continents and finding out that we all live in Europe.

In Maths we have been investigating number bonds that make 10. The Numberblocks have helped us to learn which two numbers go together to make 10, and we have been using real biscuits on a 10 frame to help us write number sentences to support our learning. We have also learnt the following song to the tune of 'Row, row, row your boat' - 9 and 1 are number bonds, 8 and 2 are friends. 7 and 3, 6 and 4, 5 and 5 make 10.