This led to some interesting discussions about animal conservation and looking after all the precious animals and their habitats. It was lovely to hear how passionate Reception are about this subject and how saddened they are to see litter in their environment.

In mathematics, we have been learning to tell the time using o’clock and have been learning about days of the week, as well as discussing differences between day and night. We made clocks out of hula hoops, numbers and used sticks for hands, and then worked with a partner to place the numbers in the correct place. We also made ourselves a paper plate clock to practise telling the time to o’clock at home.

Each child researched and then printed out a picture of their favourite wild animal.  Using the picture for reference, we painted a detailed picture. We have added our paintings to our class ‘Endangered Animal’ display around a beautiful collage of Earth. We were amazed at how many animals are endangered in the main due to the actions of humans causing both changes to their habitats and pollution.

On Tuesday, we enjoyed a ‘friendship workshop’ for anti-bullying week. We enjoyed playing games and a story with Mrs Murphy and celebrated how unique and special we all are! We especially like the phrase, ‘Please stop it, I don’t like it’, making us more reflective towards the actions of others.

Next week, we are continuing the theme with another week of learning about wild animals!