This week in Reception we have been exploring nocturnal animals through the book ‘Night animals’ by Gianna Marino. We have set the children the challenge of creating their very own nocturnal animal artwork, using their imagination to think of what they would like to create and also what materials that they need to use. The children’s forest at night arts and crafts have been wonderful! In our writing area we have had a question focus and the children have been creating their own animal drawings and writing speech bubbles to capture what the animals are saying. What is your animal going to ask? How is your animal feeling? What do you need at the end of your question?
In our outdoors area we have been focussing on our balance and the children have been practicing balancing along a small line and even working with a partner to coordinate movements. We have also had Pete Thompson, a record holding skipper, visit our school which was really exciting! It was amazing to see his skipping and how inspired all of the children were to start practicing their own skipping at school.
In Maths we have explored selecting, rotating and manipulating shapes to develop spatial reasoning skills. How can you use different shapes to create a bigger shape? Do you need to rotate or flip your piece?
Well done reception for all of your fantastic learning!