Half Term Information Spring 1 2022

What a wonderful half term Reception have had! They returned to school after the Christmas break eager to share their excitement with each other and then delve into learning all about amazing animals! They have explored the Arctic and Antarctic, even experimenting with 'blubber' to check how some animals are able to keep warm in freezing temperatures. The children liked comparing their height to that of an Emperor penguin and were surprised to find out that many of them are smaller than one! They also chopped vegetables and made made soup to help keep them warm whilst listening to a story outside.
We then went on to explore night and day by reading the story Night Monkey Day Monkey and talked about things we like to see in the day and made shadows in the sunshine. The children loved retelling the story of Owl Babies and writing what happens in the book in their own words. They are becoming wonderful story tellers!
Alongside all of the exciting topic work the children were doing they amazed us with their maths skills too and learnt how to recognise numbers without counting, make amounts, measure and estimate! 
The children wanted to explore animals from around the world and were keen to speak of their favourite jungle animals and pretend to be them in PE. They also wrote about what their favourite animal can do and were very artistic when collaging or drawing their chosen animal. 
It was such a busy half term that the children even got to celebrate Chinese New Year and dress up as a dragon and dance together as they beat the drums they had made.