Summer Term 2
Well the writing that the reception children did for The Enormous Turnip was amazing! See some examples on our photo gallery! We are so proud of how hard the children have been working and what a great start to this final term. This term we are challenging the children's ability to work independently and adopt a 'can do' attitude. Already, the children have been working well to get Year 1 ready and are working in their differentiated groups as a whole class. We have seen lots of progress in Maths and the children are seeking challenge and being asked to explain their reasons and make predictions and estimates. They have enjoyed exploring weight and we measured the time it took a car to go down a ramp! The children really enjoyed this and then practised independently.
This term our focus is Transport and Journeys, so it would be great if you could talk to your children about past holidays and trips you have had and if they would like to bring in any pictures, feel free. We have focused again on non-fiction to find out information about the different forms of transport and we share the story of Whatever Next as a focus for our reading area. We are going to blast off with our reading! So keep up exploring as many different books and stories at home too!
It is also going to be an exciting term as we will organise our fund raising day so that the improvements can be made to our new outdoor provision. We are going to share the lovely ideas that the reception children and their parents suggested. Thank you again to those who wrote in our suggestion post box. We will keep you informed of the changes and maybe ask for your help in supporting us to set out our new areas and may do a spot of gardening! :-)
Summer Term 1
A big thank you to all staff, children and parents for such a warm welcome to Brookhouse Primary School.
This term, our focus has been on the season of Spring, particularly plants and new life. We are now proud owners of five big and hairy caterpillars that will grow in to beautiful butterflies. We are watching the life cycle of caterpillars and we have been making predictions along the way.
We have used non-fiction books to be fact finders and learn more about plants. There have been some amazing collages created with all the parts of a plant and in our writing we wrote instructions on how to plant a seed. The children were asked to record instructions in order and with full sentences, so they have been using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
In Maths we have looked at place value, where we had to compare numbers to say whether it is more less or the same. Last week we focused on 2-D and 3-D shapes. The children went on a shape hunt to find 3-D shapes in the environment. They worked as a team and discussed the shapes they could see. Outside the children created different shapes using fabric in teams.
As part of a focus on healthy choices and eating, reception took part in making healthy pizzas. We looked at what ingredients would be healthy and learnt to be careful with our portion size.
We are going to be reading The Enormous Turnip next week in English and we are expecting some beautifully presented sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Some children are including connectives and commas too! We will keep you posted! :-)
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