Life Cycles

Our first week back after Easter has brought about our new topic of ‘Life Cycles’.  To link this to our Literacy, we have read the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.  We made a story map, with actions, for the story, but then decided to change it in order to become true authors and write our own stories, making them all different and therefore, unique.  We changed the caterpillar to a tadpole and wrote about the journey it goes on before becoming a frog.  We tried to think of some interesting adjectives to describe our frog at the end. I am so impressed by the children’s imaginations, use of vocabulary and hard work in their writing.  I could not be prouder!

We have also linked our Understanding of the World topic to art and maths as we have created repeating pattern caterpillars and symmetrical butterflies.  It was lovely to see the children’s surprised expressions when they opened up their butterflies.  We had great fun!

In Maths this week we have been learning about money, so we have decided to open up our very own shop.  This has enabled the children to practise paying with the correct coins and giving change.

What a busy first week back it has been in Reception!

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