We talked about the animals animatedly and remembered all the fantastic details including names of animals we had met and how they felt when we stroked them. It was lovely to hear how much the children enjoyed the trip and their favourite part of the day. We have crafted paper doily sheep and written about a day in the life of our favourite farm animal.

In mathematics, we tested our coin recognition, playing a game solving money problems. The children loved testing themselves, perhaps they could look at some coins at home, too?

We have also been thinking about numbers beyond 20. We used the 100 square to help count our potatoes harvested and were amazed to find 93 potatoes in total. The day after we counted our potatoes we made the tastiest potato salad! It was especially delicious knowing that we had grown the potatoes in our Reception class vegetable garden. Now we are looking forward to our cucumbers, onions and tomatoes ripening – hopefully before we break up!

Next week our topic is all about colour.