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28th June 2019

This week we enjoyed reading the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. The children discussed the different animals that live on the farm and enjoyed meeting real farm animals during our visit from Ark Farm. We made books and wrote recounts about Ark Farm as well as writing lists of farm animals. In Maths we have been using numicon to find doubles of numbers and write the corresponding number sentence.

21st June 2019

This week we have been looking at the character Flat Stanley. Poor Stanley was flattened by a billboard and uses this opportunity to travel the world. The writing area was turned into a travel agent’s and Reception took part in writing postcards, passports, lists and maps and we shared the Flat Stanley homework and celebrated the children’s efforts.

In Maths we have been investigating 3D shapes, naming them and looking at their properties – seeing which had square, triangular or circular faces.

Next week Ark Farm will be visiting our school. We are very excited to see all the farm animals. We will be looking at the farmyard story, ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. We will be making books and writing recounts about Ark Farm and looking at stories and non-fiction texts about farm animals. We will be making animals in lots of different ways! Please make sure you have given consent and paid on parent pay, so your child can take part.

14th June 2019

This week we have discussed the story of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare.’ The children enjoyed the story, writing character descriptions and mapped out the story. We even had a surprise visit from a real life tortoise ‘Trigger.’

In Maths we have been busy measuring different objects using a variety of equipment. The children particularly enjoyed using a height chart to measure their own heights.

7th June 2019

This week the children enjoyed the story ‘George Saves the World by Lunchtime’ by Jo Readman and Ley Honor Roberts. This book engaged the children in learning about the four Rs; Recycle, Repair, Reuse and Reduce. We also discussed the problem with plastic polluting our oceans. The children were shocked to see images of beaches filled with plastic which inspired them to create posters to ‘Save our Oceans.’ Reception also enjoyed creating sea creatures using recyclable materials. They created a giant turtle using plastic materials and turned plastic bottles into fish! In maths we have been busy counting to 100 in 1s and 10s. Children were also introduced to counting in 2s and 5s.