This week, the children were very excited to spend the morning with the newly born chicks. Over the past two weeks the children have been learning all about the life-cycle of the chicks and on Monday morning they all got the opportunity to hold one. They were all so careful and considerate when handling the chicks and used lots of different language to describe what they look like and how they felt.
To celebrate the birth of our chicks, the children have been creating their own artwork. The children experimented with watercolour to paint a lovely landscape, before using their hands and fingers to create unique chickens and baby chicks.
When the chicks came to visit, the children were eager to write letters and notes to show the chicks. Also during the week, some children wrote some amazing sentences to describe the different stages in the life-cycle.
Later on in the week, the children were surprised again by the arrival of some beautiful butterfly’s. We put some segments of orange in the butterfly net for them to eat and we are looking forward to seeing them fly away next week.
In RE, we have been learning all about what Pentecost means and why it is celebrated. The children became fantastic actors and actresses when re-enacting the story and were keen to create their own flame crowns to represent the holy spirit.
Throughout the week, the children have been working hard in learning doubling and halving. In their group activities, they used playdoh and counters to help them figure out a range of doubling problems. Also in their group activities, they have been working as a team to help put the caterpillars back together, by matching the words to the pictures!
Despite the rainy weather, the children have loved playing in our new water area! Reception now has it’s own car wash, where the children can take their bikes and scooters to be freshly cleaned.