We read the book, ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas which led to an exciting afternoon of colour mixing with paint, which we all thoroughly enjoyed! We enjoyed mixing paints with our hands and watching the colours changing before our eyes! At the tuff tray, the  children at the tuff tray used pipettes to suck up coloured water which they then used to squeeze droplets – and waited and watched as the water dispersed the colours and made new ones.

We had a puzzling time on Thursday as we enjoyed completing very tricky jigsaws with a partner. It was fantastic to see the children working together problem solving. Jigsaws are particularly good for your brain, improving not only cognition but also spatial reasoning.

In mathematics, we have been looking at symmetry – we had fun finishing drawings to make them symmetrical. We have also been thinking about numbers beyond 20. We used the 100 square to help count our potatoes harvested from our garden and were amazed to find 121 potatoes in total. On Friday our potatoes made the tastiest potato salad! It was especially delicious knowing that we had grown the potatoes ourselves!

On Friday, Reception class read the story of ‘Giraffe’s Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae in our class assembly for our ‘dare to be different’ assembly theme. The story is about a giraffe called Gerald. He would love to join in with the other animals at the Jungle Dance. But Gerald was a very self-conscious giraffe and he was painfully aware of his gangly legs. During the story, he luckily found that everyone can dance when they find the music they love. Gerald shows us that we can overcome obstacles and achieve our dreams if we believe in ourselves.

Next week, we will be thinking about the topics Colour and Summer. We look forward to seeing you at our Open Classroom on Monday afternoon at 3pm!