Nature Scavenger Hunt!

In Phonics we have continued to recap our phase 2 and phase 3 phonics sounds and harder to read words. We have been identify these within words to support our reading skills. We have also focused on segmenting to write simple sentences. The new harder to read words we have learnt this week are- do, one and little.

This week in  Maths we have started to introduce doubles of numbers up to 10. We firstly looked at two dice and noticed when the numbers were the same  and how the two parts come together to make a whole. We then looked at times we might see other doubles such as when we use our fingers. 

In Literacy we have continued to learn all about dinosaurs using non-fiction books. We found out where different dinosaurs used to live over the world and then we compared these. We then thought about questions we would like to ask a TRex if he visited Alban City School and we had a go at writing these.

During discovery time the children followed instructions to create salt dough. They then imprinted dinosaur bodies into the salt dough to create fossils.

In our Friday afternoon outdoor learning we did a scavenger hunt in St Peters Church. We went on the search for a range of different natural items and then we created  pictures using these items.

Well done to Apple class for their lovely assembly on Friday. We are very proud of them all for getting up on stage and sharing what they have been learning!

Key Points

  • Next half term our new topic will be ‘Under the Sea’. We will again be making a new role play area so anything that is under the sea based e.g. blue sheets, netting, large boxes to enable us to make submarines/boats for the children to sit in.
  • Please return all library books next week, we will then change them after the Easter holidays.


Have a great weekend:)

The Reception Team