Thank goodness the weather has improved as we love being outside! We opened up the gates to our larger field this week and the children enjoyed making camps under the trees and throwing and kicking balls as far as they could. We have been revising measure this week, comparing lengths using the -er and -est suffixes. We completed our minibeast topic by creating our own fantastic minibeasts and thinking about the features they might have and how these might help them! It was also time to release our butterflies, it was a rainy afternoon but we were super excited to see them fly away. Can you spot them in our pictures below?
This week we were very excited to use the apparatus in gym, we explored travelling safely on the equipment using different body parts and learnt to jump off the equipment safely onto the mats. We also enjoyed riding the pedal bikes and have been learning to recognise the value of different coins and calculate how much altogether.
We are thoroughly enjoying our life cycles topic, this week we looked at the similarities and differences between the butterfly and frog life cycles. We are very confident talking about the changes in the life cycles and beginning to use time connectives to explain the different stages when writing about them. We wrapped some of our friends up like a chrysalis and made bug hotels this week. We hung the bug hotels on our fence, connecting them with some sticks - making a bridge between the two! In maths, we consolidated our numbers knowledge and explored creating and continuing patterns. We were very interested in the festival of Eid and enjoyed talking to our friends about how they were going to celebrate.
Our caterpillars arrived this week - we were surprised how tiny they were! Now everyday when we come to school, we are surprised how quickly they are growing. We are continuing to enjoy our bug hunting sessions and this week learnt how to catch bugs in containers safely, so that we don't injure them, as well as how to return them back where we had found them - in their natural habitat.
In maths we learnt how to use the greater than > and fewer than < sign when we were comparing our collections with our partner. Lots of children picked this up really quickly and were confident applying it it written activities. In literacy, we have been creating our own interpretations of The Bad-Tempered Ladybird and thinking of alternatives to 'said' like whispered and shouted!
19th April - Creepy Crawlies
Congratulations to all the children who were awarded homework certificates this week - you worked really hard on your homework in Spring 2. We loved seeing your floating/sinking investigations, pirate maps and doubles song performances, as well as everything else you engaged in!
This week we were introduced to our minibeast topic through a book by Eric Carle, The Bad Tempered Ladybird. We have been very busy hunting for minibeasts in our nature garden, building dens in the sunshine as well as lots of other bug related activities. We are waiting for a special delivery next week - any guesses what it might be...?!
School re-opening - March 2021
We have been amazed at how well the children have settled back to school, it has been lovely see old and new friendships flourishing! The children have been very busy exploring and learning in their play, as well as maths, literacy and phonics lessons each day. Some of the highlights include introducing our 'Attitude of Gratitude' jar where the children have been taking time to think about all the positives around them and what they are thankful for. The children have loved our pirate theme, singing sea shanties, talking like a pirate, making pirate pizzas and best of all our Pirate Party Day and Easter egg hunt!
Happy Easter, have a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you on the 19th April!
7.9.20 Welcome to Reception!
We are delighted to finally meet our new cohort, they are settling very well and enjoying our new classroom spaces. We have been making new friends, establishing some routines and exploring all our setting has to offer, so far this has included indoor and outdoor play, exploring the bikes, climbing frame, field area and our nature garden. We look forward to seeing our whole classes in together this week and look forward to having lunch with them on Friday!
Remember we have a curriculum meeting via zoom on Monday @10am - details sent via Parentmail.
We look forward to getting to know our children and their families over the coming weeks.
Mrs Ulyatt & Ms Parry-Jones