Blog 13.03.20

Our story this week was written by one of our favourite authors – Julia Donaldson.  We have been doing lots of activities and learning around the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’.

Our challenges this week were to make a rosette for the fine prize cow, create a pig by folding paper, write about our favourite part of the story, use directional language to tell the police where to find Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, look for ladybirds outside and design and construct Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len’s van from loose parts.

We looked at the map in the book and the map of White House Farm (in preparation of our trip on Thursday) and then made our own farm maps.

As the weather has been better this week we have loved getting outside more.  We have been exploring the water,  mud kitchen and our tool bench.  Everybody has been working together really well and lots of learning has been taking place.

In maths the nursery children have been working on counting and matching amounts to numbers and Reception children have been counting in tens and making tens numbers. 

We also had great fun exploring magnet one day this week and some of us even made our own magnet games.

The highlight of this week was going to White House Farm!  We were very exciting to be travelling in the minibus.  When we arrived we were each given a bag of animal feed.  We fed goats, sheep, ponies, pigs, alpacas and cows.  The tractor ride we had was great fun but very bumpy.  We also got the chance to bottle feed a lamb and stroke a rabbit and guinea pig.  Some of us were able to hold a mouse and rat!    This visit has really helped us find out more about farms and the animals that live there.