Our new topic on animals has been launched this week and the children are very excited. Our visit to Birdworld definitely proved a great starting point and many children have remembered lots of information from the visit .
Communication , Language and Literacy.
We have been investigating how stories become books to share. The children have looked first at the story of the Gruffalo through our story bag. We were able to find all the characters inside the story sack. We then looked at some story picture cards and sorted them into characters, places and objects, these were then used to create a group story. Finally the children made up and retold their own stories.
Numicon maths was the focus this week. The children used pegs to count objects in a big picture. Some children were able to record their findings whilst others created addition sums.
Expressive Art and Design
Beautiful model animals began to take shape as the children worked with play dough. Fingers worked hard as the dough was squashed, squeezed, pulled and shaped.
Understanding the World
The children learned about butterflies through art, they created folded symmetrical pictures and then took a print. This formed the basis for a discussion about the parts of a butterfly.
Cursive writing continues to be the main focus as many children are working towards their move to Reception. The children wrote the names of their favourite animals whilst some children focused on developing their pencil control and grip.
The children have been using rice cakes or crackers to create animal faces by creating the animal features with fruits.
Thank you to all the parents who have attended forest school sessions this week, I think it is safe to say you all had an amazing experience!
Don’t forget the school fete tomorrow at 12 noon .