Week 3 14.03.22
Week 3 The Circle of Life; Birds
This week we have continued with our topic ‘The Circle of Life’ by exploring another type of animal: birds! We noticed many types of birds in our outside area; seagulls, crows, pigeons and magpies! We enjoyed observing the birds and identifying that they all had similar features such as wings, feathers and a beak. We also noticed a bird’s nest in one of our trees outside and this lead to our discussion on a bird’s life cycle.
We shared the story of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and this reflected on a bird’s life cycle, with a particular focus on a duck and swan’s life cycle. During the story, we discussed how unkind the word ‘ugly’ is and how it is important to say kind words and celebrate each other’s differences! We enjoyed our ‘Friendship Friday’ this week which encouraged us to share and say kind words about a couple of our friends in Duckling Class :)
In our Maths learning this week, we have focused on measuring the length of a variety of objects. We’ve compared and ordered the length of bird’s feathers, sticks, leaves and other natural objects from outside. We then used non-standard units to support our accuracy when measuring and we understood the importance of using the same sized non-standard units when comparing e.g. unifix cubes, paper clips or counters. Towards the end of the week, we explored standard units which are used by many e.g. centimetres/ metres on a ruler or tape measure. The use of standard units helped us with understanding the need for written numerals and identifying them on a measuring device.
To end the week, we enjoyed celebrating Red Nose Day. We reflected on the courage of others across the world and it reminded us of how we overcome our own challenges and who or what can help us in challenging times.
Another fantastic week of learning Ducklings – Keep it up!