Reception's Fundraiser for Barnardos
To help to raise money for this years school charity, Bardardos, we are planning to hold a cake sale on Thursday 23th May at 3.00pm.
It would be great if you could make a cake for us to sell and help raise money for the charity.
Please bring your donations to school on Friday morning. Many thanks.
As the weather has improved the children have enjoyed being able to dig and explore in our garden area. They have been busy collecting minibeasts and are very keen to find out more about them- What do they eat? How many legs have they got? Do they bite? Where do they live? etc.
Last week the children shared the text 'The bad tempered ladybird'
This led onto a discussion about telling the time and what makes us happy or sad.
This week we are going to base some of our work on one of the children's favourite stories-'The very hungry caterpillar' by Eric Carle.
We will look at the features of the text and identify whether the book is fiction or non-fiction. After listening to the story we will tell our talking partners 3 key things about the story and retell it in the correct order using the language patterns of the text.
This story will form part of our outdoor work this week. We are going to paint pebbles to create a large caterpillar. We will think about the tools, and techniques we will use as well as the colours.
We will also be writing our own ending to the story- what adventures might the butterfly have?
The story also provides us with a great opportunity to introduce the mathematical concept of symmetry. We will look at items, objects and minibeasts to find out if they're symmetrical. We will use mirrors to identify and complete symmetrical pictures.
The children will also be revisiting work on 2D and 3D shapes. What are their special properties, can we find the shapes in the environmet etc.
We are going to develop our understanding of language based on comparative weights. We will weigh some of the food eaten by the hungry caterpillar by first using our hands to decide which is heavier, lighter, the heaviest etc. We will extend this by using simple weighing scales to weigh the food and answer simple problems e.g how much heavier is the plum than the apple?
One of the activities that should prove very popular this week is making a wormery.
In Reception we always let our light shine.....
Mrs Wallace/Mrs Horsfall/Mrs Cumberland