Summer 1 - Over on the Farm
In the first half of Summer term our theme is Over on the Farm. Take a look at the theme knowledge organisers.
During this half term we are lucky enough to visit the farm. The children are so excited. If you'd like to find out about Smithills Farm please click the link below.
We started off the theme by learning about farm animals and their babies. Take a look at these books to find out more and play the game attached below to put your knowledge to the test.
This week in Reception we have been learning about the life cycles of animals during spring. In our school we are very lucky to have chickens, so we visited the chicken coup and discussed the life cycle of a chicken.
We also discovered where mini beasts live. We had a go at discussing some of our favourite mini beasts. During this session we explored the outdoor area and used a range of resources to make a home for some mini beasts.
Smithills Farm Visit
This week in Reception we have visited Smithills Farm. The children met lots of different animals on the farm and were very lucky to touch and handle chicks, kits and feed a group of lambs.
We also discovered how cows are milked. The farmer discussed how often cows are milked and what produce they create at the farm. During this visit, the children were given an opportunity to explore the milking shed and also feed different farm animals. We also explored the different farm equipment and enjoyed a ride on a tractor.
The Queen's Jubilee
This week, Reception took part in celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee. The chidlren discussed the importance of the Queen's Jubilee and had a picnic on the field to celebrate the Queen's reign. They also created their own crowns and gifts for the Queen. Take a look at some of the amazing crowns and gifts the children created.
Another topic we explored was what produce is create on a farm. The children used their senses to explore the different produce and together found what animal or crops they came from.