Spring 2: Who lives in the woods?
 
Topic
 
'Tree' by Britta Teckentrup
 
In this week's text Choughs enjoyed exploring the changes of a tree throughout the different seasons of the year. We learnt more new vocabulary this week, including bowers, bud, dew and cub. We also went on a nature walk to talk about the changes we recognised in nature in Spring, and collect natural samples of these changes including leaves, flowers and tree rubbings. We talked about the new vocabulary we had learnt from this week's book, and were able to spot some of these things in our school grounds. Perhaps during walks over Easter you can try and spot some of these too?
 
Maths
 
This week we have been naming and describing 2D shape. We have been focusing on using mathematical language when talking about shapes, using edges, corners, curved, straight, longer, shorter, and equal. We have also been comparing shape, talking about which are similar and why. During Easter, can you spot any 2D shapes at home, or out and about by the sea, in town or in the woods?
 
Circle time
 
This week we have been reflecting on Easter, and what it means to us, as well as others. We talked about why Easter is special to us, and what objects and symbols remind us of Easter. We then heard the Christian story of Easter from the bible, and learnt about why this is special to them. We discussed some of the symbols we already recognised around Easter and Spring time and what these may mean for Christians. We also learnt about Holi (the festival of colour) and why this is celebrated around this time. We enjoyed exploring colour through mixing coloured rice in our sensory tray, and coloured chalk powder in water. We also created our own Easter decorations and had a visit from the Easter bunny to celebrate Easter!
 
We hope you all have a wonderful Easter break and look forward to welcoming you back in the Summer term.
 
Please see photos of us enjoying this week's learning on the right of our page.
Meet the Chough Team
 
We are one of two Reception classes. 
Miss Singh is our teacher, Mrs Briggs, Mrs Davies and Miss B are our classroom assistants and Mrs Davies and Mrs Smith look after us at lunch time.
 
On our class page you will find information about our learning at school, including photos and notices for parents/carers.
 
We hope you enjoy scrolling through our page and that you will come back and visit us often!

Miss Amy Singh

Chough Class Teacher

asingh@st-ives-inf.cornwall.sch.uk

Mrs Caroline Briggs

Chough Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gillian Davies

Chough Class Learning Support Assistant

Miss Courtney Bason (Miss B)

Reception Teaching Assistant

Supporting your child at home
 
Below are some resources for speaking, listening, stories and play to help support your child with their learning outside of school.
This week's learning
 
Take a look at a few photos of what we have been up to this week!