It’s Monday morning and as always our amazing Reception Class are excited and ready for another days fun learning. Today the children have been busy making some fabulous boats out of recycled material. This is based on the book we are currently reading entitled “Who Sunk the Boat” by Pamela Allen. We have also been exploring length, weight and capacity in maths, matching coloured objects and much, much more. Take a look at the galleries below.
Junk Modelling boats
Children are learning about boats this week as part of our topic ‘Tickets please.’ Children have been encouraged to make their own boats using empty butter tubs and plastic fruit punnets. We had been saving up the fruit trays, that our fruit is delivered in as we discovered these make excelled boats to role play with.
The children were encouraged to match the coloured objects to the same coloured boat using tweezers, in doing so they were able to practise their fine motor skills. We take part in funky fingers activities every day to help build up the strength and muscles in our hands so we are ready for holding and using a pen correctly and to make other fine motor activities easier to do.
Exploring weight and capacity
This week in our Maths lessons we have been exploring length, weight and capacity. The children were given a set of scales and different pieces of numicon to weigh to see which piece of numicon was the heaviest and why. The children were also encouraged to weigh different items in the classroom and use unifix blocks to measure the weight of each object. They did this by counting the numbers of blocks they needed in order to both buckets to balance. Children were also given empty matchboxes and asked to go on a scavenger hunt around the classroom to find items which would fit into such a small box.
We used magnets to attract the magnetic letters in order to write CVC and CCVC words.
We used a cut up swimming noodle, straws and cardboard to build boats. We enjoyed watching them float and making ramps with the tubing for them to float down.
In the outside area, we had created a beach – in the middle of winter! The beach was missing water, so the children were given different containers such as a bucket, spoon, bottle and sieve and asked to explore which was the best one to use to transport water to the beach.