The children have been enjoying exploring and playing outside recently. We are looking forward to spending much more time in our ourdoor area as the weather gets warmer.
To celebrate Pancake Day the children enjoyed making pancakes. We learnt about Lent and talked about the Christian tradition of giving something up for Lent. The children then watched the pancakes as we cooked them and some even had a go at flipping them!
It was lovely to welcome parents and carers into our class to join in with our planting afternoon. The children really enjoyed showing them around and transforming our outdoor area together!. Thank you to everyone who came along!
This term we have been learning about plants. The children have been enjoying planting different seeds and watching them begin to grow.
Blueberries Class enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. They enjoyed listening to stories from lots of different teachers and admired each other's costumes. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Year 6 who came down to read together too!
The children created a collage solar system that included all 8 of the planets. We talked about the order of the planets from the sun and thought about what size and colour they should be. We are beginning to learn lots more facts about the planets and are going to add these to our solar system as we learn.
As a class we did a science experiment to learn all about how craters on the moon are formed. We created a pretend surface of the moon using flour and baby oil and observed the impact of a rock hitting the surface of the moon. We explored what would affect the size of the crater including size of rock and distance from the moon. The children then all had a go themselves, seeing who could make the biggest crater!
After reading the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, the children created their own aliens at home. They confidently showed the whole class their models and answered lots of questions from their classmates about their creations.
We have been learning all about the moon and the stars so the children made pictures using think white paint for the moon's dry , dusty surface and cookie cutters for the stars. They used glue stick lids to create craters on their moon and some even added glitter!
In maths we have been using rekenreks to help us to write number sentences. We have found them really useful for deepening our understanding of numbers to 10 and 20.
At the beginning of our new topic on space we read the book 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy. We wrote a list of ingredients and instructions and then made sandwiches for our very own picnic on the moon!
This term, our new topic is transport. The children made some wonderful creations at home of modes of transport and we have been using different materials in school to do the same. The children have particularly enjoyed making boats and predicting whether they will float in the water tray.
The children have been working really hard in their phonics lesson. They have learnt lots of new sounds and are getting really good at blending them together to create words.
We really enjoyed learning about Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita in reception. The children made firework pictures, diva lamps and rangoli patterns. They drew henna patterns on hands and even tried some traditional dancing!
The children looked great on the last day of term for our 'All About Me' day. It was lovely to hear them tell the class where they are from and about their families!
We used fruit to make repeating patterns on skewers. The children helped to chop the fruit and then chose which ones they'd like to use to make their pattern.
The children have been really enjoying going to the trim trail recently to practice their gross motor skills. They are getting much more confident and are brilliant at balancing!
It has been lovely to look at the photos the children have brought in and the pictures they have drawn of their families this week. They have told us all about who is in their family and what they like to do together. Some children were particularly brave and stood up to tell the whole class, well done!
In Science we are learning about our senses. We have used our sense of sight to describe how different fruits look, our sense of touch to describe how they feel and we even tried them to see how they tasted! The children particularly enjoyed the sweet, red watermelon and the juicy grapes!
We have begun to learn about repeating patterns. We have been making clapping patterns on the carpet, using our bears to make patterns and colouring patterns in our art corner.
Blueberries class have been phonics superstars recently! We are learning how to say and write all our sounds and we are even beginning to blend them together to create words.
In Maths we have been recapping our numbers to 20, learning how to recognise, count, order and write the numbers!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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