The last week of the Spring term was another busy but great week. Everyone worked so hard on their independent writing in their writing assessments that we had to give Writer of the Week to EVERYONE!!!! It wouldn’t have been fair to pick just one child or even a few. Everyone worked so hard and we are so proud of all the progress the children have made since September. We’ll be sharing all the Writing Assessments with parents/carers so if you’ve not seen your child’s yet look out for it in a morning. We really value your comments on how well you feel your child is doing and love to share their progress with you.
Mathematician of the Week was a tough choice this week as well but it was awarded to Faith. You can see here how she was making a ‘number cake’. The thought that went into it was amazing. She sorted the dice out making sure the correct numbers were displayed in each pot and then she started to count out the chicks so there were the correct amount in each section. She was constantly talking telling everyone what she was doing. It is lovely to see her so confident in her independent learning.
What an amazing last day of term we had…. after waiting such a long time for our chicks to hatch, they did! We’d had them in the classroom keeping them warm in the incubator for 21 days (Click here to see the post)
Everyone was so excited when we came to school on the last day and one chick had already hatched. It was then very exciting when we got to spend the rest of the day watching the others hatch as well, by the end of the day we had 6 chicks. Some of our parents and carers even got to see the chicks hatching at our Easter Workshop.
In the afternoon we said a special hello to the chicks and everyone had a chance to hold a chick. Miss Parker and Miss Deakin were really proud of how sensible everyone was and how they held the chicks really carefully. After we all had to wash our hands remembering what we learnt at Cannon Hall about always washing our hands after being near animals.
We LOVED having the chicks in our classroom and are going to be sad now they’ve had to go back to their farm.
What have we been learning?
- About the life cycle and how chicks come from eggs.
- To observe animals talking about what we can see, hear and feel.
- To care for animals and treat them with respect.
- To make sure we follow hygiene rules after handling animals to keep ourselves safe.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Visit Graves Park or somewhere else with hens and chicks so you can continue to observe the animals at different stages of the life cycle.
- Look for other birds when you are out and about and in your garden. Can you find out what they are?
- Find out about different life cycles, such as tadpoles/ frogs, caterpillar/ butterflies or even for plants. You can use books at the library and internet searches to help you.
We had a great time when the Easter Bunny came to say hello. He was a little bit sneaky though and just left a clue in our classroom for us to follow. We had to go around the whole school reading the clues and working out where we had to go next. We are able to do most of the reading ourselves now. We kept spotting chicks on the way which helped. When we got back to the classroom the Easter Bunny had brought us some Easter eggs 🙂 We all had a wonderful time and it was a great chance for us to practise our ever improving reading skills.
This is the first and the last clue….
We loved our Easter Chick Hunt and wish the Easter Bunny would come back everyday! (Some of us did get to see him at the 100% Attendance Disco later that day :-))