We have really enjoyed this week in Reception, our focus has been on Minibeasts. We started the week with our own minibeast hunt around school. Look at this amazing photograph of a spider living in our garden area! We also found lots of other minibeasts enjoying the rainy Monday at UCPS! On Tuesday we continued our learning about animals and minibeasts on our first ever school trip. We would like to thank all the children (and the adults who came to support) for a wonderful experience at Shepreth Wildlife Park. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and as an extra bonus the sun was shining! We even got to hold a snail, a cockroach and a very friendly stick insect. We have been engaged in our Rainbow Challenges this week- we have sculpted and drawn detailed minibeasts; wrote our own ‘guess the minibeast’ quiz and collected our own data on the most popular minibeast. We made careful considerations about the needs of our local minibeasts when we added to our Bug Hotel. Wow Reception children- what a very busy week!!!
- We will be thinking about underwater animals, using the book ‘Shark in the Dark’ as our focus text.
- We will be experimenting with things that float and things that sink.
- We will be covering the digraphs ‘or’ and ‘ur’ in Phonics.
- In Maths we will be thinking about one more and one less up to 20.
Red- wax resist fish for our aquarium
Yellow- matching rhyming pictures and writing our own rhyming strings
Blue- consolidating our new knowledge of money by buying food and drink for the hungry shark
Green- creating an aquarium habitat
Purple- creating rock pools in the sand
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