We have been learning about healthy eating and how we can keep ourselves healthy. This week we have been concentrating on fruit. We started off the week by reading Handa’s Surprise in our Language for thinking session. We had different fruits to look at in the investigation station, did some fruit printing, counted fruit, weighed fruit, sorted fruit and found cvc words written on fruit around the room.
Next week a group of 10 children will be going to Sainsbury’s to buy some fruit so we can make fruit kebabs. The next group of 10 children will be shopping for vegetables so we can make vegetable soup. The final group of 10 children will also shop for healthy food to make a healthy recipe with so watch this space!
This week we had the balance bikes outside as part of our healthy eating topic. We had to work hard at keeping our balance and used our legs to make the bike move forwards. We also had to think about being safe and cooperate with each other as we moved around the playground. We wore helmets to keep our heads safe in case we fell off and followed a bike path all going in the same direction.
On Wednesday the Year 2 students came into Reception to share their stories they had written. Each child had a reading buddy who they read to. After reading to several different Reception children the Year 2 children bid us farewell. The Reception children enjoyed having the year 2’s stories being read to them.
On Thursday we celebrated World book day by dressing up as our favourite book character. We had a character parade, took part in helicopter stories and because Ms Andrews, Mrs Parton and Miss Jones were dressed up as the characters from the Cat in the Hat we also participated in activities related to this book.
On Tuesday parents were invited into the Swans classroom to participate in phonics activities with their children. We started the session with a power point about phase 3 and phase 4 phonics and explaining diagraphs and trigraphs to parents. Parents were shown how we plan and teach phonics and how this helps children with their reading and writing development. After the power point parents were able to participate in various phonic activities with their children. The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to show their parents what they do at school. Lots of positive feedback was received.
This week the aliens left us a letter to say that they’d flown by our school and accidentally dropped some items off their space ship into the forest school. They really wanted the items back and needed our help!
They asked the children to hunt for magnetic items that would stick to their planet. Armed with magnets, children went off to search for things that were magnetic. They found quite a few things in and around the school environment. The items were left in the playground for the aliens to collect!