The Enormous Turnip
The next story in Reception’s ‘Once upon a time’ topic was ‘The Enormous Turnip’. In Literacy they stuck the characters in the correct order to retell the story. In Maths they weighed vegetables and compared their weights using the words ‘heavier’ and ‘lighter’. In Group time they explored the vegetables and talked about where they grow and what parts we eat. During their free play they cut out pictures of things that grow from magazines and stuck them to a ‘Growing’ sheet, wrote a shopping list of fruits and vegetables and used the character masks and cards to act out the story. They also did some subitising by printing with different sized mega blocks to make and group different numbers. They used dominoes to subitise too, matching them to number cards to find out how many ways each number can be represented.