Wiggly worms and wonky donkeys in P2/1

The highlight of our busy week was starting the next part of our Wild Challenge with P1 and finding out all about worms and setting up our own Wormeries. On Wednesday afternoon we learned some worm facts – like worms have five hearts and are covered in tiny hairs – and then looked at some worms through our magnifying glasses to identify the different parts of their body. We then went outside on a worm hunt, using warm water and stamping on the ground to encourage them to come to the surface as well as looking under logs and stones. We found lots of worms in our outdoor classroom! We had a chat about being respectful to the worms, handling them as little as possible and returning them to where we found them.

In P1 this week we’ve also learned two double sounds – ee and or. The action for these sounds is to pretend we have donkey ears, and one of our activities was to make our own plasticine donkeys. The children did a great job of listening and following instructions and we were all very impressed with the finished result! We also made bees for the ‘ee’ sound and designed some shorts for ‘or’.

Also this week we’re continuing our subtraction work and have also been starting to think about numbers to 100. We’ve also been enjoying our play in the classroom – one group making a chain of 250 cubes!

We’re continuing our signing with Mrs Ryalls and are learning to sign along to an Easter song – check back again next week to see how we’re doing! 

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