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 quickly! Next week we will continue to write an ending to our Golden Egg stories and learn about recognising key times of the day and O’clock times.

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 Goose That Laid The Golden Egg and start to write our own story about a magic egg (we might find hidden in the playground!) We will also be re-visiting the maths topic of recognising and making repeating patterns.

Green Fingers

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 them using wow words (adjectives.) We will also get busy setting up and labelling the things in our Farm Shop/Garden Centre role play area. In maths, we will be learning to recognise coins up to 10p, know values and solv

Goodbye Dinosaurs..

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 of the week, Jack and the Beanstalk. In maths, we will be re-visiting number bonds to 10 and practising writing and recognition of numbers 11-20 and beyond.

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.

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