They also developed their cutting skills using a ‘fork as their friend’ to stabilise the fruit and then used a knife safely to cut each piece into bite-sized pieces. Reception have enjoyed different fruit inspired creative activities including, printing, close observational drawing, cutting and sticking. We read the story, Handa’s Surprise and enjoyed thinking about the different fruits and animals she saw on her journey to visit her friend Akeyo. Using puppets and props from the Handa’s Surprise story sack, they retold the story before then writing about their favourite part.

Our mathematical focus has been 2D shapes and we have been beginning to describe shapes using mathematical language. We all enjoyed playing the game ‘Guess the 2D shape behind the binoculars’. We enjoyed ordering fruits in size order and completed a cutting and sticking activity from largest to smallest.