Easter Fun in Foundation – Foundation – 31.03.21.
Ash and Beech have had some very exciting visitors. An incubator arrived with 10 chicken eggs. The incubator kept the eggs warm and we watched as the chicks started to hatch from their eggs. The chicks started off looking rather soggy but soon warmed up and got very fluffy! We learnt all about the life cycle of a chicken and shared our own knowledge with our friends. We learnt that the orange/brown chicks are females (hens) and the yellow chicks are males (cockerels).
When the chicks were dry and strong, we moved them to the brooder box with a special heat lamp to keep them warm. The chicks huddle together to keep warm.
We used the chicks as inspiration for our literacy writing and wrote some independent sentences about the chicks. We used some of our fantastic adjectives and were resourceful by using the vocabulary wall. We loved challenging ourselves to up level our sentences and encouraged one another to be resilient.
Beech Class had a fantastic time at Forest School! They made some beautiful ‘flower eggs’ and carefully decorated them. They threaded the flowers through the cardboard using their fine motor skills.
We also developed our oracy skills by debating. We used the question ‘Are Eggs Alive?’ as our hook. We discussed our ideas and decided that not all eggs are alive as you can buy chocolate eggs! We used some fantastic metacognition reasoning to elaborate and justify our opinions. We then extended our learning even further by discussing some statements. We found ourselves in a cognitive conflict but collaborated as a team and got out of the Learning Pit!
We got to have chick cuddles! We were very careful and patient with the chicks and loved holding them.
Palm Class would like to wish everyone a wonderful Easter!
We all enjoyed an eggcellent Easter egg hunt and proved to be
eggxtra good at hiding the eggs!
Well done for eventually finding all of the yummy eggs Palm Class!
Some were certainly more tricky to find than we thought!
As part of the Christian festival of Easter, we listened to the Easter story and customs and traditions linked to it. The children had great fun during an active learning session pretending to be bunnies.
Can you sing the bunny song to your family and friends?
With Easter just a few days away, we are immersing ourselves in the Easter story. We have started a variety of Easter-based activities and will be carrying on with them throughout the week.
We are using fringing skills we learnt through our SOLE back in October to make shaggy sheep and lambs.
We are using maths knowledge to colour these eggs and will be carrying out more maths investigations this week, so watch this space!