Welcome to Summer Term in Reception
This term we will be exploring the Big Question What if everything were black and white?
Our Learning Challenge will help us to explore the wonderful world that God has created, and all the beautiful plants and animals that are in it. This half term we will be thinking "Why did God make minibeasts?." We will learn all about the amazing minibeasts we might spot in our garden and in God's beautiful world. We will learn about habitats and how we can care for the minibeasts around us. We will continue to develop in our own unique way through the challenges we set for ourselves and through the play that we choose in our indoor and outdoor classroom.
Minibeast hunting and Yukky Worms
This week we have begun to think about minibeasts. We are very keen to look for minibeasts in our outside area and have found many this week. We have even been to the Eco area to hunt. We have shown compassion and kindness towards them by ensuring we find them a suitable habitat outside.
We have begun reading the text Yucky Worms to help us learn more about worms. We have been deciding whether we think worms are really yukky or not. What do you think? We have also followed a recipe and instructions to make our own salt dough worms. We then chose the appropriate tools needed to create their markings.
What the Ladybird Heard
This week we have been sharing the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson. We have discussed the Ladybirds plans and enjoyed ordering the events in the story.
We have continued to enjoy finding out all about minibeasts and have used natural materials to make our own minibeasts and are thankful for all the beauty we see outside.
Over the last two weeks we have taken turns to go adventuring in Forest Schools with Mr Kilpatrick. We have enjoyed working collaboratively, persevering and exploring in the forest school session. We even cooked popcorn on the fire at snack time which we found fascinating to watch.
A Trip to the Butterfy Farm
On Thursday the 21st of July we went on our trip to the Tropical Butterfly Farm along with Nursery. We were all very excited for the coach journey and couldn't wait to get started when we arrived!
We saw lots of different animals as we walked around. Some of our favourites were the Lemurs, Meerkats and Otters.
Sarah, one of the keepers, then talked to us all about minibeasts. We shared our favourite facts that we have been learning in school and Sarah taught us some new ones. We even got to handle a Giant African Snail, a Stick Insect and a Madagascan Hissing Cockroach.