Blog 06.03.20

We have been focussing on the story ‘Farmyard Hullaballoo’ by Giles Andreae this week.  We loved imitating the sounds of the animals.

Our challenges this week have been to write a review of the book, create a cork print sheep, make some playdough farm animals, match curly pigs tails to pigs bodies using tweezers, use 2d flat shapes to make a tractor and our favourite, make a mud bath for some pigs!  All Reception children completed all the Rainbow Challenges this week – well done everyone!

Our worship theme is Thankfulness and in our class worship this week we heard the story of creation and said thank you for all the amazing animals in our world.

In the tuff tray this week we had great fun investigating what happened when we crushed cornflakes with textured rolling pins.  We found out that the pattern from the rolling pins was imprinted on the crushed cornflakes.

Outside this week some of us pretended to make cement using sand.  There was a lot of discussion about the correct consistency needed to build a wall followed by lots of investigation to test out the theories.  It looks like we have some future builders in the making!

Wednesday was a very exciting day as we celebrated World Book Day.  We all dressed up as our favourite characters.  We did lots of book related activities and Orca class came in to read us some stories.

We have really been encouraging our younger children to be independent.  They can now pour themselves a drink of milk on their own and put waterproofs on to go outside.  We are proud of you!

We had some great Helicopter Stories this week.  Some children even made up stories that were set on a farm.  There are some budding actors and actresses in Starfish Class.

We are looking forward to our story next week which is one of our favourites ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson.  We are also super excited for our trip to White House Farm!