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Week 5

This week we learned about the life cycle of a chick.  We stuck our own pictures into a cycle and talked about how a chick grows and changes.  We then wrote our own information texts about the chick, such as “The hen lays the egg. The chick grows inside the egg.”


Can you tell someone what the stages of a hen’s life are?


We watched a fascinating video of a chick hatching out of an egg.  We learned lots of facts, such as it takes 20 days for the chick to grow and then hatch out.  It uses a special tooth called its ‘egg tooth’ to peck its way out of the shell.


We also learned about the famous French artist, Claude Monet.  We looked at his painting ‘Water Lilies’ and made our own water lilies painting in the style of Monet.  We colour washed the watery, pond background last week, with blue and green water colours.  This week, we made lilies to stick on the painting once dried, from paper.  They look beautiful.




We talked about how we have changed since we were a baby and reminded ourselves of our baby pictures that we brought in at the start of the year.  We talked about how we look different now and the things that we can now do that we couldn’t do then.  We compared ourselves to each other by ordering ourselves by height.  We noticed how we were all unique and individual and grow at our own pace.

In maths we explored shape and the composition of shape – (shapes within shapes).  We use the shapes from a tangram to create our own shape pictures.  We then challenged ourselves to put the tangram shapes back into a square!  We also talked about the position of shapes, after we dropped flat 2d on the table, using language such as ‘The blue square is next to the red triangle and underneath the yellow rectangle’.  We looked for 2D shapes within 3D shapes and talked about the odd one out.





Can you explain to someone which shapes/s are the odd ones out?

Our Monster Phonics this week, we have continued to read and write ccvc+ words using our previously taught digraphs.  We also continued to write and use our 3 new tricky words – ‘your, here, saw’.  Please continue to read with your child regularly.  It really makes a difference to their confidence and fluency. Please also continue to use spelling shed.  Again, this really helps the children to develop confidence and fluency with their segmenting and spelling skills.




Please see our Forest Learning section on our class webpage to see what we got up to this week.


Have a lovely weekend!

In Robins this week - Chicks