As part of topic our topic on 'Animals', Reception Class have been busy learning about and caring for pets this week!
Reception have really enjoyed taking on the role of vets in our new role play area. This is definitely where you want to bring your pets if they get poorly. It doesn't matter what the ailment is - our Reception children are here to help!
In English, we have been reading 'Mog and the V.E.T' and 'Thank you for looking after my pet', thinking about what different pets need and how to care for them. We wrote pet care posters to display in our Veterinary Surgery. We also persisted with using our phonics to write pet zig zag books.
In expressive arts and design, we created our own pets and then made homes for them using a range of materials and techniques. We worked hard to create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills. We chose all the materials to use ourselves.
We also shared our experiences with our own pets and Donna even bought her pet snail Ferrari into school!
Our vision statement for Early Years is:
Be an explorer. Be a trier. Be a talker. Be a creator.
There has most certainly been some wonderful talking, trying and creating going on this week.
Meet Ferrari the Giant African Land Snail!
Expressive Arts and Design
"I made my pet snake a tank to live in. I made a bed and some toys for it to play with."