We have enjoyed our final Book Week of the year focusing on The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Can your children identify the mistake in this book? The children have had a great time printing caterpillar pictures, learning how to use a non-fiction book and making model caterpillars using bottle tops and fruit trays. We have learnt how to draw a diagram of the lift cycle of a butterfly.
Outside we have been making fruit images for our pipe cleaner caterpillars to munch. The children have also been making signs to remind people to take care around our nesting pigeons!
On Thursday we enjoyed a very successful trip to Stratford Butterfly Farm. The children enjoyed seeing a range of butterflies as well as caterpillars, caterpillar eggs and pupas. The children learnt that a moth spins a cocoon and a butterfly creates a chrysalis. Children had the chance to hold some amazing insects and we all enjoyed our picnic by (but not too close to) the river!
Phonics & Maths:
In Phonics we are working towards children’s individual targets. We have also had a literacy session this week on writing a recount.
In Maths we have been learning about multiples of ten. We are practicing saying tens and teen numbers to recognise the difference.
We will be continuing work on caterpillars and butterflies, tadpoles and frogs.
Mrs Nixon is expecting to meet with Victoria Prentis on Friday to showcase our International work including our ERASMUS+ project with Sweden, our International Schools Award, Global Learning project and our French link with Reuill-Malmaison.
All being well, Mrs Nixon is planning to leave for her Maternity leave on Tuesday 19th June.
Forest school group 1 on Tuesday 12th June. Please can the morning group come ready to leave and the afternoon group come with their waterproofs and wellies in a named bag. Please send children with an extra carrier bag for their dirty kit, preferably named. Please make sure you have checked the Forest School board so that you know which group your child is now in. Thank you for signing up to help. Please make sure your child has waterproof trousers and a waterproof coat, regardless of the weather. These protect children from scratches and stings as well as the rain.
Forest school all day sessions- please return the slip for the Forest School All Day sessions ASAP. These will take place on Tuesday 26th June for all of Group 1 and Tuesday 3rd July for all of Group 2. Thanks to parents who have signed up to help.
Please help our day to begin calmly by keep children with you on the playground before and after school.
Have a great weekend!
The Reception Team