This week in Reception….

We had some lovely interactions with the baby chicks that hatched in Nursery and this also ties in nicely with our Owl Babies learning in Literacy. We have been excitedly following a live video of the chicks in action during our explore time! We think they are very cute!

This week we have been using different tools to prepare our own snacks. We have used knives to carefully cut into cucumber, watermelon and some of us even tried to cut apples! (Use one-handed tools and equipment, for example, making snips in paper with scissors – Development matters – 2021)

As spring approaches, we have been thinking about the signs we might see when out and about. We spoke about the beginning of plants growing and had a go at painting daffodils using watercolour paints. We have also been  planting sunflower seeds – we are looking forward to seeing how tall they can grow!

World Book Day!

In Reception we read two stories and focused our learning around them for the day. and  In the morning, we made menus for a restaurant that cooks food with only one colour and then made the food in the construction area to open a food shop.

We loved receiving photos of you reading in unsual places and had a great day sharing everyone’s favourite books! How fantastic do we we look!

How you can help at home:

Continue to read daily at home

Practise the harder to read and spell words with your child – play games to make this fun

Gardening – discuss changes to the natural world

Get your child involved in helping around the house – cooking, cleaning, washing up