Week 1 - This week, the children have started learning a new Science topic, which is 'Plants'. We had a lot of discussion on the carpet about what they know already. Then, we went on a nature walk around the school to spot and name different types of plants. We had a great time!
We have also been learning the story of 'The Enormous Turnip', we read the story, acted it out and enjoyed re-telling the story in the provision. The children are even taking up the challenge of writing the story as they use their RWI knowledge to write words phonetically!
In Maths, we have been learning how to double numbers up to 10. The children chose which activity they would like to do each day in provision to practice their skills. Once they were confident at finding doubles to 10 some children took on the challenge to double numbers up to 20! After using concrete resources they are now really confident and are able to automatically recall doubles up to 10.
Week 2 - Grouping and Sharing
After looking at doubling last week, we moved on to halving and sharing this week. We used objects to share between 2, 3 or 4 people. We realised that not all numbers could be shared equally so to make it fair we sometimes left one out. We also started thinking about which numbers might be odd or even depending on whether they can be halved.
Growing and planting
We have been exploring where different fruits and vegetables come from. We found out that some fruits can only be grown abroad where there is a hotter climate. We also had a go at planting seeds to see whether we could grow our own herbs. To complete the week our parents came into school to learn with us.
This week in Science, we have been doing an experiment with cress. We discussed how a plant needs sun , water and soil to grow. Then, we put cress seeds either on the window sill or in a dark cupboard. The seeds are to be given either sun and water, sun and no water, water and no sun or no sun and no water. Finally, the children predicted what would happen to the seeds.
Fun in the sun
This week in our continuous provision we; looked at which objects would float or sink as we cooled ourselves down in the water, made kites to fly in the breeze, planted lots of herbs and then remembered to water them each day!