We have had another very busy week in Reception! This week, the children have been reflecting on the experiment we conducted about which conditions plants grow best in. We found out that the cress with water and sunlight grew the best and was the only one still growing! Lots of the children were then very inspired to grow their own plants and they were given the opportunity to plant their own sunflower seeds. They are doing a great job at checking on their plants and making sure they have enough water and sunlight.
In maths this week we have been learning about part-whole models. This is a visual way of representing addition and can be used to support subtraction and division in the older years. The children have picked up the concept of adding 2 groups together to find the whole very well. They have even been practising how to write addition number sentences! The children have wowed us with their understanding! This weeks challenge has been to regroup the whole in as many ways as possible.
This week we have also continued exploring our topic of ‘Down in the Garden’ by finding out more information about different minibeasts. The children have been busy creating their own minibeasts based on our story last week ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ and our new story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’. The children learnt about symmetry by finger painting one wing of the butterfly and then folding it in half and pressing it onto the other side. They also enjoyed making ladybirds and chose to either use collage materials or paint. We are now going to create a beautiful minibeast display with their artwork – watch this space!