Spring and Easter Week

This week we focused on the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We talked about the story and retold it by sequencing the pictures and then writing about them. We were also treated to a special performance of the Easter Story by Year 3. In our classroom we have been thinking about changes that happen in spring making observational paintings of spring flowers. Outdoors

In maths we had lots of fun making our own pizzas with lots of healthy ingredients making sure that both sides were the same or ‘equal’ to practise our halving skills. They were delicious!

We loved celebrating Easter with our Easter bonnet parade, thank you parents, carers for helping us with our hats!

In preparation for our Easter celebrations the children have been designing their own Easter Eggs, writing Easter cards and making chocolate crispy cakes.

We wish you all a very Happy Easter and a wonderful time with your families.

The Pizza Princess!

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!

 

The Gruffalo Trip!

We have had another busy week in Reception with; Science week, The Gruffalo trip, and Ruth class Mass.

In Literacy we read the story; ‘The Meanies Came to School’. The children enjoyed reading about monsters or “meanies” that come to school and disrupt the class by doing all sorts of bad things. We talked about classroom behaviour and wrote a list of classroom rules for the Meanies!

In Maths the children were introduced to measuring and size. We had lots of fun ordering shoes by size and measuring their length using unifix cubes.

We would like to thank the parents who attended Ruth class mass on Monday 12th March. The children worked hard practising and learning their lines and hymns for the mass. They even created their own actions for the songs and showed them to Father Keith. He was very proud of the way the children took part in the mass.

 

As an Early Years phase we have had great fun taking part in science week. The children took part in a variety of scientific activities such as; ‘colour mixing scientists’ and ‘floating and sinking explorers’! They talked about what they could see, made predictions and explored the results.

Finally we had a fantastic day at the Gruffalo park! We searched for the animals in the story, made 3D mouse houses, and made a collection string of the objects we found.

Here are some pictures:

         

World Book Day!

This week we enjoyed reading the story; ‘The Monster Pet’, where the five little monsters’ pet slurps and gobbles down all the food they give him. Ask your child to tell you what the monster eats! And retell you the story.

In Maths this week we learnt about Capacity. We had fun exploring and filling different containers and estimating how many cups it would take to fill each one! We used the language of; empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full and full. We had lots of fun matching the signs to the correct containers.

 

We celebrated ‘World Book Day’ by dressing up as our favourite characters. We shared our favourite stories with our classes and we painted, wrote and talked about the reasons they are special to us.

 

Finally the children have all worked hard preparing lots of Mother’s Day surprises for you on Mothering Sunday! We hope you enjoy them! We would like to say a big thank you for joining us to celebrate today, it was a fantastic turn-out and lovely to catch up with so many of you! We wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day.