The children in Reception have been talking about helping each other, challenging themselves and reflecting on their own learning.
The children at Pikes Lane are encouraged to develop a growth mindset, and this starts with our youngest children in EYFS. The children have been talking about things they are good at, things they have got better at, and things they find tricky. They have looked at the progress they have made in their learning journeys. They have super coached their friends to get better at things they find tricky. The children are always encouraged to challenge themselves.
The children have dressed up in red for Comic Relief and donated money.
We talked about why we give money to charity, and who the money would help.
Pikes Lane raised over £400 for Comic Relief - thank you to everyone who donated!
6 chicks hatched from our egg delivery. The children have been extremely lucky to watch them pipping (where the chicks use their beak to peck from inside the egg) and hatching! We have all fallen in love with the chicks, and the children have been very gentle when holding them.
The children have learnt so much about chicks, their life cycle and caring for animals. It has been a really great experience and links to 'Understanding the World'.
The chicks were the stars today at Welcome Wednesday! The mums and dads got to hold the chicks after the children explained the rules!
1. Hold them gently
2. Don't squeeze, shout or drop the chicks
3. Hold your hands flat
4. Wash your hands after you touch the chicks
The children read the story 'The Cow That Laid an Egg'... do you think cows really lay eggs?
We have done lots of research into oviparous animals. Can you write a list of animals that lay eggs?
Our chicks have been busy pipping and 5 have hatched! Check back for further chick updates and find out what we name them! 🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣
The EYFS parents and children have been experimenting at our Mad Science Family Friday!
Old Macdonald visited school after the boys and girls went home last night and left us some eggs!
We weren't sure what kind of eggs they were so we had to investigate! Some of the children researched oviparous animals (animals that lay eggs) using the laptops and iPads. Some of the children read a non fiction book about eggs; they thought we might have penguin eggs, but then we discovered that penguin eggs measure 11-12cm, and ours measure 6cm. Some of the children looked at duck, hen and quail eggs and then compared them to the eggs in the incubator. Some of the children read 'The Odd Egg' and decided our eggs definitely weren't crocodiles! We got an email from Old Macdonald confirming that they are actually chicks! We can't wait for them to hatch!
Supertatoes to the rescue! Wow! Reception children have been super busy creating hero potato heads with their families for the World Book Day home learning challenge. Well Done everybody!
This afternoon the children have been exploring form and function as they learn about droids.The children have been engaging in collaborative droid building and have challenged themselves to think about what droids look like and what they can do. They thought of there own droid names, wrote a droid name label and presented their droid to the class.
Miss Haydon and Miss Deakin