# Reception Shapes

The Reception children have been learning about the properties that we can find in different types of shapes. We have been counting how many sides, the lengths of each side and how many corners that a particular shape might have.

The children have been comparing and contrasting circles, semi-circles, triangles, squares, rectangles and hexagons. We have found that although shapes have similar properties such as containing corners, each type of shape is unique. Our task has been to be able to identify these features.

To help with this learning we have been playing some shape games with the Reception children. We took it in turns to wear the special Reception shape hat. Each class member wearing the hat was asked to close his or her eyes as we placed a shaped on the front of the hat.

The hat wearer then had to ask some questions about the shape for their friends to answer. How many sides has my shape got? How many corners? Are the sides straight or round? When we had enough information, the hat wearer was then able to guess what the shape might be. You can watch some of the Reception children playing this game in the video above.

We would also like to share some brief audio and video recordings that we made during a recent Reception assembly. We invited all parents and carers of the Reception children into our school to help showcase some of the wonderful work that we have completed so far this term.

Our assembly started off with a song that explained the school rules that the children have been learning. This includes ideas such as being kind, sharing, listening, trying our hardest and tidying up.

The children have also been learning about the different days of the week. Each morning we have been checking the Reception calendar and reminding our friends what day it is. Our second song built upon this theme.

Our assembly finished off with the children demonstrating their counting skills. Most pupils now feel confident in counting from 1 to 20, as you can see in the video below. Many thanks to all the parents and carers who were able to come along and support the Reception children during their special assembly.