Reception - Daisies
Mrs Clements, Mrs Grant, Mrs Tiley, 

Our learning this week (wb09.07.18)
This week we continued our 'Minibeast' topic. The children spent time down in our garden area to go pond dipping. They found newts, pond skaters, tadpoles, frogs and pond snails. We carefully looked at what we found using magnifying glasses. We have looked at the art work 'The Snail' by Matisse, and created our own minibeast artwork in the same style by cutting and tearing paper to create shapes. 

In Phonics this week we have revisited the sounds we have learnt this year. We have used our sounds to write about our visit to the pond. 

In Maths this week we have revisited subtraction and solved problems using minibeasts. We have played a range of games and used strategies including crossing out when objects cannot be moved and used the tens frames to help solve problems. 

Next week we are going 'Around the world'. We will be visiting a different country each day, finding out about traditions, flags and completing a craft or sport. 

We will be sending home the children's work from this year next week. Please can your child bring in a named carrier bag by Wednesday so we are able to send your child's work home at the end of next week. Thank you. 

The children are looking forward to sharing their work with you at celebration evening. 

Our Learning this week (wb 02.07.18)
Image result for beeThis week we have been learning about Minibeasts. We have learnt about ants, butterflies, snails and bees. In groups we went on a minibeast hunt on the field, some of the minibeasts we found included: a ladybird, ants, butterflies and bees. We had a look under the logs in our outside area as we found out lots like to live in cool damp places. Next week we will be finding out about minibeasts found in water. We are going to spend some time pond dipping and making observational drawings. 

In Phonics this week we have learnt the trigraph sound 'air'. We have practised reading and writing words using this sound. 

Image result for sports day clipartIn Maths this week we have been learning about Ordinal Numbers. We have been practising for sports day so used our maths to help work out 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th. The children have loved playing the snail race game, carefully taking turns and finding out the position for each colour. 

The children are very excited for Sports Day, we have been busy practising for our flat race and obstacle race during our PE lessons. Please remember a hat, water bottle and suncream.