In our penultimate week of our ‘Polar Explorers’ has taken us on a journey to the north to learn all about about animals that live in the Arctic and to find out how they survive there.
We’ve learnt and discussed about the ways in which animals keep warm (feathers, fur and blubber) and some of our challenges have been explicitly linked to this such as designing warm clothes for animals and weaving a blanket for them.
Well done to the Rainbow Award winners, Reception are really starting to fly with this! This week we doubled the amount of children completing all the challenges!
Next week, in our final week of our topic we will be learning about:
- Animal families
- The changes that take place as we grow (our adult-led activity is to talk about this with our peers and to respond to them)
- Our sounds next week are the diagraphs ch and sh
- Doubling in maths
The challenges for next week will be:
Yellow: Writing a book about our favourite things
Red: Using art materials of our choice we are making an image of something that makes us feel happy
Blue: Using numicon to make a numberline from 0 and beyond!
Green: to continue making challenging obstacle courses and balancing objects on our feet like a penguin instead of our heads as last week
Purple: to use natural materials in our outside area to make numbers, letters or even names.
Don’t forget that if your child is a keen polar explorer that the Scott Polar Museum is both free and a great place you could take your child to extend their interest: https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/