This week in Reception we have been learning all about mini beasts such as, spiders, ants, beetles, scorpions, snails, etc. We found out that a snail's body is called a 'foot' and it is extremely wet and slimy. We read some information books on creepy crawlies and then decided to make our own collaborative information book.
We have also watched videos of how different mini beasts move and had a go at imitating them during one of our 'Dance & Movement' sessions. We had a go at creating our own original moves using different parts of our body.
We also had a go at instructing our beebots to go to different places to find the golden treasure.
Next, he demanded that we create some treasure maps for him, so that he would know where to look for the shiny treasure.
As part of our Pirate Week, we have been busy completing different tasks and challenges for Barnacle Bill. First the greedy pirate asked us to double some golden coins for him so he can be even richer.
After spending a few days looking at information books about woodland animals and learning all about them, we had a go at writing our own descriptions of forest animals. We tried our best to sound out longer words and remember our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We also had a go at thinking of different describing words to make our pieces of writing even better.
After looking at and describing different woodland animals, we had a go at making our forest animal collages. It was a great opportunity for us to consolidate the new vocabulary of claws, beak, fur and feathers. We used and combined together different materials to create new textures.
We have been learning all about woodland animals. After reading 'After the Storm', we decided to build houses for the animals who lost them in the storm. We worked together and listened to each other's ideas to build the most comfortable houses for our woodland friends.
We have started to develop our outside roleplay area. We thought it would be fun to be inspired by the 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' story that children in our Nursery have been reading. We tried to recreate the Bears' hut in the middle of the woods. We had so much fun!