This week in Reception we received six duck eggs. We looked at their shape, size and colour and predicted how many of the eggs would hatch! The children were very excited to see the first duckling hatch out of its egg. We had fun thinking of names for the ducklings and wrote a list. We painted pictures of the ducks and used our phonics skills to help us to label them.
In Literacy we read the big book; ‘Move Over!’, a story about a farmer who bought a new water bed. Ask your child to tell you what farm animals they can remember from the story and what the goat did?!
In Maths we have revisited subtraction. The children practised taking away using objects and recorded their number sentences. We also introduced ‘number bonds’ to 10 (or ‘friends of 10’) when recording take away sentences;
10-9=1 10-8=2 10-7=3 10-6=4 10-5=5
We looked to see if we could notice any patterns.
Next week we will continue to explore the different ways of making 10 and 20.
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!
This week in shared reading we read the story; ‘The Pizza Princess’. We talked about the beginning, middle and end of the story and used our imaginations to create a different ending! We used our reading strategies to support our reading and changed our voices for the different characters.
In maths we learned about halving. We talked about sharing pizza slices fairly for the Gruffalo characters and making sure they have the same ‘equal’ amounts. We then folded circles in the middle and cut them in halves and half again. We were able to see that 2 halves make a whole and 4 quarters make a whole! We challenged ourselves and recorded our sharing as a halving number sentence.
In RE we read the story of; ‘The True King’, when Jesus and his helpers wanted to go to Jerusalem for a celebration. A big crowd welcomed him and people waved palm branches and put them on the road in front of Jesus. We then made our own Palm leaves and reenacted the story. We also read the Easter story and have been busy designing our cards!