We have been making towers of bricks and challenging our friends to build the same tower following our description. We've started working on shape, not just learning the names of shapes but considering how shapes are made up of other shapes! We've been subtracting 1 and 2 and thinking about what one more and one less numbers to 10.
Understanding the world...
We have been out and about around the school site looking at interesting natural items, plants and leaves. We found huge sycamore leaves with a disease which we looked up together and on closer inspection it turned out to be gall mites! The children were fascinated. We tidied up our flowerbed and pulled out some really big weeds. This gave the other plants room to grow. We have planted sunflowers and some are 5cm tall already! We have also planted beans and a few shoots have appeared. Our caterpillars still haven't formed their chrysalises yet but they are huge. Forest school continues to be great fun and the children pretended to be the hungry caterpillar nibbling holes through leaves with punches and threading them.
Welcome to the summer term!
We have already begun learning about metamorphosis: caterpillars turning into butterflies. The children have been observing our tiny caterpillars closely. We've got an exciting term ahead of us including our school trip to Sandfield Farm.
World Book Day! You looked amazing!
Welcome back to school JCR!
I hope you enjoyed your half term break.
This term our Big Question is: Dinosaurs, castles, kings and queens who would you rather visit?
We have already celebrated Pancake Day. We made pancakes and had a pancake race too! It is World Book Day - pictures to follow shortly - your child will be bringing home a free book too.
We have welcomed our new pet fish who the children named: Sticker, Soft, Fairy and Goldilocks.
Have a look at the Big Question below and our class newsletter for this term.
Spring term 2
Pancake day and some pictures from the first week back
Welcome to Reception at St. James'
We are excited to be back following a fantastic Christmas holiday. This term our Big Question is: Town or country? Where would you rather live?
We will be learning the story of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and looking in detail at the differences and similarities between towns, cities and the countryside.
The children enjoyed being back and making pictures with our new metal 'junk'.