It has been a very mathematical week in Reception class! The children have been hard at work on lots of number facts, including learning to find doubles by counting, as well as working on repeating patterns. Mr Edwards came to see the class on Tuesday morning, where he worked with some of the children on their doubling work. He was very impressed with their counting skills!
Later in the week, the children did lots of work on sorting, grouping animals according to different criteria, such as number of legs, whether or no they had a tail or a beak etc. Here is one of our Reception superstars, having sorted some of the animals. Very impressive!
This week Year 1 have been continuing their work on animals by looking specifically at habitats. We discovered a new creature that had been found in the school grounds – a very unusual mammal called a ‘blobaglog’. Very strange…
The children had to make a suitable habitat for it to live in by using natural materials. They found a variety of different natural resources that could form part of its home, as well as materials that it might choose to sleep in, hide in, eat and live in – we had some very interesting ideas!
We ended our week by making cards for ‘Fathers Day’ using different materials. Here you can see one of the finished cards.
Year 2 continued their work on their ‘Oceans and Seas’ topic this week. On Monday they made undersea collages from a variety of different materials including paints, crayons, tissue, sponge and pipe cleaners. The children thought about their designs beforehand and were very s-Pacific (groan) about which materials they wanted to use.
Later on in the week, they continued their science theme of floating and sinking. Having built junk model rafts, they tested them to see which of them could travel a given distance the fastest! Here you can see them racing their crafts. How exciting!