"Bugs alive" Reception explore minibeasts 🔎
What fun we've had this week in reception learning more about minibeasts. We have looked at their habitats, built homes for them, got creative drawing ,painting and observing them. "Minibeast" or "Minibeasts" is a term for a variety of arthropods and other invertebrates, including spiders, ants, ladybirds, butterflies, bees, wasps, flies, woodlice, and many others. Studying minibeasts is a very effective way to observe many biological concepts first hand, which is not possibl
We have been busy in Hazel class!
Good afternoon, everybody. We have been very busy in Hazel class over the past few weeks learning lots of new and interesting things. We have been planting sunflower seeds and writing instructions on how to plant a seed. Our plants are beginning to grow now and we are very excited! We have been busy in maths learning all about numbers to 50. We have begun to learn about different animals and we have talked about what makes them similar and different to each other. We have als
Sycamore in Bloom!
We have continued looking at the work of the 'Impressionists'. We used our techniques to colour mix and create beautiful 'Still Life' pictures of blossom, that we found growing in the school field. We hoped to capture every detail that we could observe. We learned that great scientists in history such as Charles Darwin were also great artists so any new plants and flowers, that were discovered, could be recorded in the days when cameras had not been invented.
Linked to our learning about plants, We have created still life pictures using pastels. We looked at the work of Degas, Monet and Van Gogh for inspiration. I hope you love them as much as we do!
Busy Oak Class
We had a very busy week in Oak Class! We have planted Sunflower seeds and are now helping to look after them so they they grow into beautiful Sunflowers. We have been working with numbers up to 50 and have been comparing different numbers using both words and the correct mathematical signs: < > = We have been matching numbers to the correct amount of objects and represented different numbers using a range of resources. In P.E. we worked with a partner and practised throwi
Happy Monday to you all. The weather is certainly beautiful at the moment, Lockdown restrictions are easing and your children have settled back into school so well. We had a really busy week last week learning lots of new things and planting seeds, fingers crossed they grow - I'm not the best at looking after plants! We have changed our P.E day in Rowan to a Thursday starting this week, so if you could send your child into school wearing their kit, that would be great! Have a
It's A Thumbs Up Week In Reception!
The sun has had it's hat on and we've had another super week in Reception, We continued exploring and engaging in tasks around our theme "Super worm" and mini beasts. 15 is our "Number Sense" focus this week and we have enjoyed lots of activities using our extending number knowledge including playing games with our friends to challenge each other. Our daily Read Write Inc lessons are one of our children's favourite part of the day and their skills are now really evident in a
Sycamore Science Investigators
We are Scientists! We wanted to see what plants, trees and flowers were growing in our school grounds. We used IPads to record our observations. We found a huge variety. Have a look in your back garden or in the local park and see if any of the same things or different things are growing. Which was your favourite plant?
Willow got a very interesting letter last week. It was from the CEO of Google Maps. They needed our help to photograph every living plant and flower in our school gardens. Of course we helped.... and just look at the wonderful photography we produced. Challenge - Can you photograph the plants in your garden or local park?
Working hard in Oak Class
We are all back for the Summer Term in Year One and have begun our busy learning. This week we have been building on our knowledge of the countries in the UK and the capital cities of those countries. We have begun our work on Animals by looking at some information books and naming all the animals we know. We have enjoyed listening to our story this week 'Giraffe's can't dance' and have increased our understanding of rhyming words. We are increasing our skills using I pads b