Muddy Monday

This week Reception and Nursery played a game ‘Forest Finders’. Miss Barber showed the children two different types of leaves and they had to go and find the matching leaves. The children had to remember the colour, shape, pattern and size of the leaves. The children learnt the differences between a blade of grass, pine needles, and an ivy leaf.

The children were also risk taking this week in the woods – exploring the tree swing…they had lots of fun!

Labelling A Plant

This half term Year 1 have been learning all about plants. Yesterday we looked at a flower in detail and talked about the different parts of a flower. We labelled a diagram and then printed a picture of a flower using the different parts of the plant. At the end of the session the children could confidently tell me each part of the plant and what it does.

3D shapes in Reception

The children have been learning about 3D shapes this week in their maths work.

We started the week by using 3D building bricks to make a model. We had princesses, houses, towns, see saws, robots, and castles.

We then started to explore the characteristics of different 3D shapes. We tested which 3D shapes rolled and which slide. We used the slide on our climbing frame in the outdoor area to test the shapes.

The children discovered that shapes that have curved shapes can roll and shapes with flat sides slide.

The children then went onto find out about which shapes can stack to make a tower and why.

The children found out that shapes need flat sides to stack and if they have a pointy edge they have to go on the top of their tower.

Reception have been planting

The children in Reception have been learning about how things grow. The children started by thinking about what plants and seeds need to grow. They found out that they need; soil, sunshine, and water.

The children have then looked closely at different seeds and used their observational skills to describe the features of the seeds. They described the size, the colour and the texture.

The children have then been busy planting seeds all week in their outdoor area. The children have planted beanstalks similar to the story they have shared together of Jasper’s Beanstalk. They have planted carrots, tomatoes and sunflowers. The children can’t wait to see them grow and change.

Raft making

Year 6 were challenged with the task of making a raft that would float. Our English lessons are based on The Explorer where the main characters make a raft to sail down the Amazon river to Manaus. Some were much more successful than others!