What a wonderful Spring Term we have had! This half term, Acorn class have been enjoying Birdwatching as part of our topic, The Natural World. They made a fantastic display, went on a bird watching walk, and had a talk on birdwatching from our resident ‘twitcher’ Mrs Portsmouth. It was lovely to see how engaged the children were in this subject.
We loved dressing up for World Book Day, the costumes were amazing and all the children adored sharing their favourite books with the rest of the class. They especially enjoyed the Books at Bedtime event too.
In Maths, the children have explored tallest and shortest, and longest and shortest, and enjoyed going on outside scavenger hunts looking for items to compare, as well as arranging themselves in height order.
We have also been looking for Signs of Spring, talking about Spring flowers, baby animals born in Spring time, as well as planting our seeds which linked to one of our books of the week ‘The Tiny Seed’. Another book of the week, ‘Owl Babies’, gave lots of opportunities for making puppets, story sequencing and word building.
In RE, we have been looking at the Christian Festival of Easter, and the special days associated with that, which the children have found really interesting. We’ve made hot cross buns, palm leaves, and an Easter Garden as part of our learning.
The children were also thrilled to make and decorate a clay bowl to take home to someone special on Mothering Sunday, and discussed how this formed part of the period of Lent.
We have been so impressed with the progress the children have made in reading, writing, and maths this half term, they have been a pleasure to teach, and we are looking forward to the Summer Term when our new topic, ‘Traditional Tales’, begins.
Have a lovely Easter holidays.
Acorns have had a fantastic half term exploring our topic, The Natural World.
We have introduced a ‘Book of the Week’ which the children have loved, and we have linked activities to this.
In phonics, we have begun our phase 3 phonic sounds, which the children have really enjoyed, and every child has now received at least their first reading certificate this half term – well done! Lots of the children have now completed Lexia for Reception year – well done to those who have - and those who haven’t started it yet will now get the chance.
In Maths, we have been following White Rose, ‘Alive in 5!’ activities. This has included looking at equal and unequal groups, composition of numbers to 5, and comparing mass. The children enjoyed getting outside using the scales to weigh objects. We have also introduced Doodle Maths and the children have all enjoyed this, and there has been some brilliant learning taking place at home – well done again!
We have travelled around the world in RE, looking at how the New Year is celebrated in different religions, and the children have exhibited some really deep thinking while discussing these celebrations. As part of our New Year celebrations, we have talked about our dreams and goals, for the coming year. The children have talked about when they have achieved a goal and felt proud of themselves and what dreams they would like to come true in the future.
We have been lucky enough to get out for some walks in our local environment, taking part in a nature scavenger hunt and a thankfulness walk, and it was fantastic to see the children outside engaging with and enjoying these opportunities.
It has been a fantastic half term, and we remain proud of every child and what they have achieved, and the progress they have made.
After a well-deserved break, we will continue our topic The Natural World, in the final half of the Spring term.