The Golden Egg
We started the week looking for the Golden Egg, which had been lost by the goose from our book of the week- The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg. We spotted it up in the tree on the playing field and bought it back to class to write about what we thought would be inside. Possibly sweets, a gosling, treasure…We used the egg to inspire the start of our own story, The Golden Egg. We’ve had fun building our own nests this week and re-potted our beans in soil. They are growing very
Eat your greens!
We have been trying new things this week, much like the character in Oliver’s Vegetables. We ate carrots, peas and beetroot from the story and wrote descriptively about how they looked and tasted (beetroot was not particularly popular!) We used our maths skills in the Farm Shop to pay for fruit and vegetables, using 1p and 2p coins. We even had a go at some mark-making art using different types of vegetables and paint! Next week, as we move closer to Easter, we will read The
This week Reception started to get green fingered with the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We potted runner beans in cotton wool and water. Once they sprout, we will pot them in soil and watch them grow up to our Giant’s castles. We have been learning our number bonds to 10 using bead strings and are really starting to be able to quickly recall some of our number facts! Next week we will start to read Oliver’s Vegetables get to taste vegetables from the story and writing about
This week we have been discussing and writing down our ideas about how the dinosaurs became extinct. Some of us though the dinosaurs may have died from disease spread by insects, others thought a huge asteroid or volcanic eruptions caused them to disappear. We decided to make our own paper-mache volcano and re-enact a volcanic eruption. We had lots of fun watching the end result (a few times!). Now we’re moving into spring, we will be learning about growth through our story o
Dinosaur Weigh In.
This week we have been using cubes and balances to weigh and compare dinosaurs and also measure their height and length. The children really enjoyed There’s A Stegosaurus On The Stairs and did some fantastic fact writing around it. We also had the chance to enjoy some pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, courtesy of Year 4. Next week will be our final week learning about dinosaurs and we will look at how they became extinct. In maths we will be focussing on subtraction.