Reception - Daisies
Miss Mann, Mrs Grant, Mrs Tiley, 

Our learning this week (wb 19.02.18)
Welcome back! We hope you all had an enjoyable break. 

The children have come back so well after the half term break, and settled quickly back into our routine. 

This week we started our 'Amazing Animals' topic, learning about Farm Animals. The children have been sharing their own experiences and knowledge about animals we find on the farm. We have been using information books to find out about pigs, horses, sheep, cows, chickens. The children are learning to idendtify the features of this type of text. 

In Phonics this week we have learnt the 'ou' and 'ng' sounds. We have been reading words containing these sounds, remembering to look for the digraph sounds before sounding them out. 

In Maths this week we have extended our understanding of addition through learning about number bonds to 5 and 10. We used the part-whole model and tens frames to find 2 numbers that make 5 or 10 when added together. 
Image result for whole part model number bonds to 10

Next week we will be learning about 'Amazing animals' in the 'Deep Blue Sea'. 

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Our learning this week (wb05.02.18)
Image result for snow clipartThis week our 'Weather' topic has focussed on 'Snowy weather'. We have looked at snowy climates and compared the life of an inuit to our own. We have also experimented with ice, finding out the temperatures it stays frozen at. We tested 3 cubes of ice, one was put outside, one on the radiator and one in the freezer. The children looked closely at the changes that had happened throughout the day. The ice outside had only melted a little, but the ice on the radiator had changed back to water. We have also learnt about different animals that live in snowy climates and looked at how they adapt to such cold weather. We have practised our cutting skills to make our own snowflakes. 

In Phonics this week we have been revisiting all of the sounds and keywords we have learnt this half term. We have used these sounds and words to continue to develop our reading and writing skills. We have read questions and answered them with 'yes' or 'no' and used our digraph knowledge to write words to match pictures. 

In Maths this week we have been learning about 'Symmetry'. We have created our own symmetrical pictures using paint. We have also completed patterns and pictures, looking for the matching symmetrical half. 

Next week is half term. We hope you all have a lovely week. Our next topic is 'Amazing Animals', why not go to the zoo or farm to find out about some of the types of animals we will be learning about?