Mini-beast Madness!

Shepreth Trip Thank you to everyone who volunteered with us on the trip, you were a huge help and it could not have happened without you!. The children...


Shepreth Trip
Thank you to everyone who volunteered with us on the trip, you were a huge help and it could not have happened without you!. The children enjoyed hunting around the park for different animals and writing/drawing what they could see. We were also lucky enough to have a mini-beast experience, where we learnt about different insects, where they live and what their body parts are called. Then we had the chance to hold a range of mini-beasts, we held sticks insects, stroked large African land snails and felt the tickle of a giant millipede’s legs!




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Home Learning Challenge:

We have spoken a lot this week about our trip, about what we did and saw. For our home learning challenge this week please talk with your child about our trip and encourage them to draw a picture of their favourite part/animal and challenge them to label it or write a sentence. We look forward to seeing these next week!

Thank you again for all of the reading you are doing at home! Please carry on reading a range of different books at home with your child.

This week:

Following our trip we had lots of very exciting learning. The children have all enjoyed playing in the vet role play area developing their communication and language skills. In maths we have further continued with our number sense work exploring all of the different ways we could show the numbers 11, 12 and 13 and began to look at partitioning numbers. On our creation station this week the children used a range of materials to weave their own spiders web.

 Next week:
Next week, we will be focussing on Zoo animals and exploring the book, ‘Dear Zoo’. We will look at the range of animals that can be found in Zoos and discuss why they might be living their instead of in their natural habitat. To develop our writing we will be writing a letter to the Zoo to ask for our own pet – for our own Class Zoo perhaps? Our role play area will become a zoo where the children can buy and sell tickets, choose the animals placed in the zoo and look after them. So, if you could talk about Zoos and animals and even do some google research, we could put the outcomes of your researching in the Learning Journeys. Please remember that we really love and welcome your input into the Learning Journeys. If you see your child doing something out of the blue or unexpected, please note, photo, draw, film and show us. It is all part of the profile that we make in assessing your child’s progress.

Safeguarding from the Head:

E-Safety Information:

NSPCC Information for Parents: How to set-up parental controls on internet-connected devices.

Parental controls are software and tools which you can install on phones or tablets, games consoles or laptops – and even your home broadband.

You can also use them to help you block or filter the content your child sees when searching online. And family-friendly public WiFi can help when you’re out and about.

Parental controls are also available to help you to:

    • plan what time of day your child can go online and how long for
    • stop them from downloading apps they’re too young for
    • manage the content different members of the family can see.

So whatever your child is doing online, there’s a way that you can help keep them safe.

Have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday!

The Reception Team