As part of our work on our senses, we have been finding out about our sense of hearing. The children made their own musical instruments with cylinders and rice. They chose from different options when it came to sealing the ends. They had a lot of fun playing with them afterwards!
Today in maths, we read the story ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ and acted it out with some small world characters. The children used mathematical vocabulary such as: more, most, full, few, less and fewest to describe how full the house was at different points in the story. They enjoyed playing with the characters and retelling the story too!
This week in reception, we are learning about our senses. Today was all about our sense of smell. We listened to a fun song about our senses then talked about which part of our bodies we use to smell. The children were given pots containing mystery items to smell. They made some great guesses at what was inside.
Then the children took turns to use some of the same ingredients to make ‘smelly soup.’ They used: lemon, lime, orange, mint, peppermint and vinegar. It was lots of fun!
This week in maths, reception have been matching things that are the same and sorting objects into groups. They thought about what was the same and what was different about different items, thinking about colour, size and shape.
After learning about Harvest this week, the children used up the left over vegetables by printing with them. They created some lovely art work.
Reception have had a brilliant start to their time at Milecastle. They have settled so well and have already impressed us all. They have had lots of fun…
and even visiting church to celebrate the Harvest Festival.
Well done everyone!
We finally managed to complete our sports day! The weather was still not on our side so we bagged a slot in the hall in between year 6 practising. We had such fun!
We have had a wonderful day with our buddies making pirate ships, paddling in water, eating solar smores (it did not take long for the chocolate to melt in this heat!), a picnic on the field, finished with a movie and ice cream this afternoon.
All our ladybirds have emerged from their pupa and are fully grown. We watched ‘Teeny Tiny Creatures’ to find out more about ladybirds and wrote some ladybird facts. The children were surprised to find out there were hundreds and thousands of ladybirds all over the world and that they can be many different colours! They can have many different spots on their back. We enjoyed gently holding them and then finding a nice green leaf to put them on. Hopefully they will find some aphids in our garden to feed on.
We have been watching our ladybirds since they were tiny little eggs! Some thought they were spiders or maybe more butterflies. Some thought they were beetles and they were right! A ladybird is a type of beetle. We will be finding out more about ladybirds in the next few days.