Our learning this week was inspired by the book Billy Loves Birds. This non-fiction book taught us lots about birds, where they live and how to spot them. We enjoyed looking in our outdoor area for birds although you will probably see lots more out and about with your families.
Could you do a spot of bird watching this weekend?
As always, each class took this learning in a slightly different direction depending on the interests and experiences of each class.
In Pumpkins, we enjoyed thinking about the equipment we would need to go on a bird watching adventure. We wrote lists of supplies and made binoculars in the craft area. We then used the wonderful videos on Kids Art Hub to learn how to draw lots of different types of birds.
In Sunflowers, the children discussed the different ways of protecting and caring for animals. We wrote a long list which included, being gentle with birds eggs, so they do not break and not throwing rubbish in the ocean, ‘because birds and fish might get tangled’. Below is an image of our classroom ocean clean up. We did a fantastic job of removing all the rubbish with our tweezers and saved all of our animals!
This week we continued to work on those CCVCC words. We built, wrote and sound swapped words including-
clump, plump, grunt, trust, scrap, split
It would be wonderful if you could recap these words at home. Try to focus on word building initially (magnetic letters, post it notes, alphablocks etc.) before trying to write and focus on letter formation.
We have all written the sentence-
Cam had to scrub the mats. Cam can’t trust the bags from the shop.
We expect that the children will need support writing the word ‘can’t’.
In Maths this week we have been exploring doubles. Can you have a go at finding some more doubles at home?
What is double 2? How do you know? Can you show me?
In PSHCE this week we read the story ‘I don’t Wash My Hands‘ by Tony Ross.
We discussed why washing our hands, taking baths and keeping clean is important. The children thought about other ways that they look after themselves and care for their bodies. We discussed cleaning teeth, washing hair and cutting nails.
Don’t forget, our trip to Shepreth is on Wednesday. If you have not yet given permission on ParentMail please do so ASAP.
The children will just need a warm coat
Have a wonderful weekend,
The Reception Team