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SPRING TERM - January 2019 - April 2019

Maths - Capacity

We listened to a story about a little girl who had to carry a full container of water with her mum to her village up a steep, rocky path.


Children enjoyed experimenting filling containers using vocabulary full, nearly full, half full, empty and nearly empty. They ordered containers from empty to full and enjoyed role playing the story and using the containers to fill them so they were full.



We looked for signs of spring in our playground, children found buds, minibeasts, flowers, changing colours of leaves and sunshine. They observed the weather and used a thermometer to record the temperature. They discussed how we can respect wildlife.


Reception Maths - Weight

Children used balance scales to compare the weight of everyday objects. Using language terms 'light', 'heavy' and 'weighs the same'. We ordered objects by their weight from heaviest to lightest.

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Building a Buggy

Following on from our trip to Enginuity we used a variety of construction  materials to build a buggy. Children selected appropriate materials and adapted their work where necessary. These were then tested on a ramp and we discussed the outcomes and how things worked.

School Visit to Enginuity

Children really enjoyed the school visit to Enginuity. The focus of the afternoon was forces and mechanisms. Children investigated the main exhibits that related to the main focus. There was a fun interactive demonstration to develop an understanding of a variety of forces including gravitational attraction, friction, air resistance, lift and thrust. They then followed a design brief to make a buggy racer. Finally children got to race their vehicles to see which would go the furthest.


Maths - Length and height

In maths we used the vocabulary of long, short, longer, shorter, tall, taller, small and smaller to compare length and height. We went on a hunt to find objects that were longer/shorter than a pencil and uses a measure to identify the tallest and shortest.

Maths - Reception - A human Numberline

In Maths children ordered numbers 0 - 10 and created a human numberline.

Picture 1 Children order numbers on a numberline.
Picture 2 Children make a human numberline.

Science - Weather

Today we looked at rainy days and identified that rain comes from clouds but not all clouds carry rain. We looked at different kinds of cloud formation and found out that mist and fog is due to water in the air.



Picture 1 Different Cloud Formations
Picture 2 Different Cloud Formations
Picture 3 Different Cloud Formations


We were counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

English - Writing Instructions

Children enjoyed making pancakes on Pancake day. They then used their experience to write a set of instructions to make them.

World Book Day

Children really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character and sharing their story books with their class friends. If was great fun exploring books and completing our book hunt challenge.

Healthy Eating

Children looked at a variety of food and sorted them into what they thought was a healthy lunchbox. We discussed the importance of eating healthy foods and looked at different food groups.

Fun in the Snow

The Gingerbread Man

Children enjoyed listening to the story of the Gingerbread Man and then making Gingerbread biscuits.

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Treasure Hunt

Children had great fun finding clues and trying to work out where the next clue would be. They all had a go at writing some of their own clues.

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Picture 4 Treasure Hunt - finding a clue

Reception Science

We found out what birds need to keep them fit and healthy. We look at differences between birds and did some bird spotting in the playground. We made some bird feed hangers and placed then outside for the birds to enjoy.


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Maths - Place Value

We went on a number hunt around the classroom and found lots of numbers everywhere. We looked at place value and ordered numbers.

English - The Paper Monster

We discovered that we had a visitor into school that was dropping litter. we decided to write some warning posters that we could put up around school.

Reception Maths - 2D shape

We explored our surrounding to identify 2D shapes and found lots around school. we then worked as a team to make 2D shapes and discovered we needed 3 people to make a triangle and 4 people to make a square and this helped us see how many vertices were in a shape. 

Maths - 3D Shapes

In Maths we found out about 3D shapes and started to identify their properties. We used 3D shapes to build 3D structures.