Welcome back to Term 5!
I hope that you have all had a relaxing Easter break with your families. The weather has been lovely and sunny, as well as being a little refreshing at times, but hopefully you have all managed to get out and about!
This term will be another busy one! We will be exploring, playing and working hard within our indoor and outdoor environments...fingers crossed that it will be mostly outdoor! I am looking forward to seeing you all again and enjoying our learning together!
NSPCC Number Day
We had lots of maths fun during Number Day. We went on a number hunt, ordered numbers, played number identification games and solved some number problems using numicon.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
After reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we discussed what foods we should eat to keep us healthy. The children all said fruit and veg. In the book the caterpillar eats both healthy and unhealthy foods. We decided to make smoothies using the fruits that the caterpillar ate.
We used apples, pears, plums, strawberries and oranges, which were all eaten by the caterpillar in the book and we also added bananas. The children all helped to cut up the fruit and then Mr Tierney blended it all together. The overall verdict was a big thumbs up!
We also thought we try some watermelon....mmmmm!
Seeds of Hope
We have planted our sunflower seeds and are looking forward to watching them grow over the next few weeks.
We have been working hard on our Phonics, practising the Set 1 and 2 speed sounds. However, before we start every lesson, we have to look for Fred as he keeps taking some of our sound cards and hiding...naughty frog!!
Once we find him, we can then start learning the sounds. We have also been using our phonic skills to help us learn to write sentences.
UTW - Geography
We found sticks around our playground and field and used them to make Learning Sticks linked to our immediate local area. We went for a walk around the EYFS playground and school field to look for items to cellotape to our sticks. We found lots of different things that we added to our learning sticks. Items were both natural and man-made and included: leaves, twigs, plastic sweet wrappers, nuts, conkers, tennis balls, feathers, pine cones, ribbons, wool, hard plastic and laminated labels.
We then used our learning sticks to remind us where we found the items and to help us to draw maps of the area.
What the Ladybird Heard
We have been reading 'What the Ladybird Heard' and basing our learning around the story.
We have been doing activities linked to the story in our indoor and outdoor areas.