Summer Term A
As we get ready to say goodbye to our chicks at the end of the week the children have been observing the change in their appearance by drawing some observational sketches. We will definitely miss the sound of their cheerful chirps in our classrooms. This week we have been reading and retelling the story of 'Chicken Licken'. In Literacy our children have enjoyed helping Chicken Licken write a letter to the King to tell him that the sky is falling down using informative language. In maths we have continued to become more confident using our numbers to 20 by counting and making the numbers using objects.
This week has been an extremely exciting week in Reception as we welcomed 10 chicken eggs into our classrooms and watched 8 of them hatch before our very eyes. The children loved holding and stroking the chicks on their laps and have been very gentle and caring towards them. Reception also found it very funny when one of them had an accident on Mr Matthews. We have also really enjoyed reading the story 'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister. We used the story to develop our descriptive language by writing what the Rainbow Fish looked like. In our maths we have continued to develop our number recognition and building of numbers 10-20 using ten frames and Numicon.
This week in Maths we have been developing our understanding of simple place value. Reception have used a range equipment to make 'teen' numbers. We are learning that teen numbers are made up of 1 ten and ones. The children noted that the Ten Town character Tia Ten was in each teen number, when watching the numbers stories.