Our focus book this week has been 'Handa's Surprise' and in their literacy activity, the children chose a selection of the animals from the story and then matched the correct pieces of fruit that they had taken from Handa's basket. They then labelled each of the animals and the fruit. The children enjoyed the many supporting activities for the story such as story sequencing, retelling the story with puppets, animals and real fruit. The children particularly enjoyed our fruit tasting (well most of them!), trying all of the different fruits and then discussing what are they like......Sweet? Juicy? Bitter? What colours? Are they the same colour inside as out? They tried kiwi, mango, pineapple, lemon, lime, grapefruit, avocado, persimmon, tangerine, clementine and bananas.
In maths we have been estimating. The children were asked to guess how many pieces of fruit that they could see and then record their estimation, they were all very accurate with their guessing. They checked their guesses by counting the fruit afterwards. We then put hoops on the floor with different amounts of fruit in each one, then guessed which had more or less and once again, counted them after to check our answers.
In outdoor learning the children went on a bug hunt to find any minibeasts that might be around during the season of autumn. The children used tick sheets, magnifying glasses and bug containers to record and observe their findings.