Week 3 – From milk to cheese
This week we began by reading, ‘The Little Red Hen makes Pizza’. The poor little hen had no mozzarella for her pizza so the children kindly offered to learn all about where cheese comes from to help her out.
First, we learnt all about where milk comes from and had great fun milking our own class cow Lucy. The children listened so carefully and learnt lots of new vocabulary.
Later in the week, we learnt that milk is used to make other things like cheese. During our Healthy Eating session, we discovered that other foods we enjoy are made of milk too. We talked about the dairy food group and now know that eating these foods can help us to have strong bones and teeth.
In maths, we have been using cheese and other ingredients in our math pizza parlour to help us learn to find the total.
We also loved sharing a Phonics STAY, PLAY and LEARN session with our grown-ups this week. Use the link below to take a look at some of the activities we enjoyed together.
Week 2 – Making bread
We have had great fun learning about bread this week and we now know the process from field to fork. We have used small world toys to pretend to plant, grow and harvest the wheat; we even had a go at crushing and grinding real wheat grains and baking our own bread!
At the end of the week, we voted to see which part we liked best.
Our story this week ‘The Little Red Hen’ also helped us to understand the process. We then used reasoning skills in guided reading to sequence the story. Many children gave good explanations for their chosen order. For example, the wheat could not be harvested (“Knocked down”) before it had grown (“got tall”).
In maths, we have been exploring how to make groups equal or the same.
Week 1- On the farm
We started to explore our new topic by sharing what we knew about farms, sorting farm animals from other animals, learning some new vocabulary and developing farm imaginative role play using The Complete Book of Farm Yard Tales to help us think about the things that might happen on farms.
Our second book this week was the Three Little Pig. We used this story to help us create an animation with Scratch Junior on the iPads. We had to listen very carefully to instructions so that we could add characters, scenery and then make the three little pigs move.
During our other sessions we have been recapping and retrieving lots of maths and phonics skills. In phonics the children then applied these skills to independent activities and wrote short words. In maths the children then played lots of games to help them to recognise new numbers.