This week in Reception we have continued learning about mini beasts.
We started our week finishing writing our own Hungry Caterpillar stories. The children all showed a super understanding of the story and some were able to challenge themselves by extending their sentences with the words ‘and’ or ‘but’.
In our PE lesson, the children experimented moving their bodies in different ways to represent an egg, caterpillar, cocoon and butterfly. We then practised performing this as a sequence to music to create a dance of the life cycle of a caterpillar to butterfly.
In Numeracy, we have been learning to sequence events in our lives and the days of the week. We then progressed to reading time to o’clock and even half past on an analogue clock. Perhaps your child could sing you our new days of the week song?
We also developed our theme of mini beasts to look at a ‘Lonely Beast’ (by Chris Judge). We practised empathising with the ‘Lonely Beast’ and asking him questions. We decided to throw the ‘Lonely Beast’ a party to cheer him up. The children made scrummy raspberry cakes and ‘Lonely Beast’ biscuits with Baking Betty and they wrote invites to ask the beast to come along to our party. Our work has culminated this afternoon in throwing our Lonely Beast a fantastic picnic party. What a wonderful time I am sure he would have had!
KIRFS – Please check your child’s KIRF book to see their new Summer KIRF. Please continue to practise these at home along with spellings and reading – it all helps so much with their learning in school.
OUR THEME FOR NEXT WEEK – Next week we are going to the SEASIDE. We are going to busy ourselves learning about the Seaside in preparation for the looming summer holidays.
THURSDAY MORNING – The children will also take part in ROBBIE’s ROCKET WORKSHOP held in school.