Last week Reception Class continued to base their learning around the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. During continuous provision the children explored colour mixing to paint different shades of green on the leaves up the beanstalk, decorated magic beans to strengthen their fingers and made beanstalks on the creation station. On the finger gym they carefully threaded small leaves and cheerios (beanstalk stem!) onto a stalk and worked in pairs to order and retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
In Maths the class focused on the number 7, using 7 pegs and 7 cubes to create different shapes and models, and enjoyed collecting 7 objects from around the room. They also created flowers using 7 petals and wrote number sentences to show how they had made 7.
In Science, the children looked closely at a range of house plants and herbs and made observational drawings of their favourite plants.
In RE they used their holding crosses to help them concentrate and focus while they listened to the group Lent prayers they had written.
The children continued to explore changing fabrics in their art lessons, by creating fringes, sewing, adding to the fabric using fabric pens and by joining smaller pieces of fabric using staples, split pins and glue. They also visited a local garden centre to develop their knowledge and understanding of different plants and to help them to prepare for the new garden centre role play area that they have in class.
The children loved looking at all the different plants, inside and outside, seeds, tools and much more.
Thank you to Josh for letting us scan lots of different seed packets.