This week, the children’s learning has been inspired by all the wonderful animals seen at Shepreth wildlife Park (Tigers, rabbits, turtles and many more). The children were also able to see some of these animals up close, feeding sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs and even a goat within school this Thursday.
As always, each class took this weeks learning in a slightly different direction depending on the interests and experiences of each class.
In Pumpkins, the children have really enjoyed map drawing inspired by Shepreth.
In Acorns, the children have been enjoying bird spotting in our outdoors area. They have also been making their very own binoculars and discussing the different features of birds.
In Sunflowers, the children have been talking about their favorite animals and have created some wonderful animal masks. The children have also been asking some fantastic questions to find out information about different species.
Can you have a go at creating some questions at home?
This week we were reviewing our unit 8 and 9 words to ensure we are all confident in working with words that have 3 and 4 sounds in them. We built, wrote and sound swapped words including-
elf, kept, soft, trip, plug and bump
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-
The twin frogs, Stan and Steff, swim in the sink.
In Maths this week we have been exploring doubles even further, looking at making our own doubles and showing the same on each side of a butterfly wing.
We have also been focusing on the language of doubles. Can you have a go at practicing the stem sentence:
___ is made of ___ and __ double ___ is ___.
For example: 4 is made of 2 and 2, double 2 is 4.
In PSHCE this week we read the story ‘Time to Get Out of the Bath, Shirley’ by John Burningham.
Family Friday will be taking place next Friday afternoon at 1pm. We look forward to seeing you then to celebrate your child’s wonderful learning from this term.
The school will close at 1:30pm for the Easter break.
Have a wonderful weekend,
The Reception Team