Sunday, 4 February 2018

Letter 19 (2017-18)

5 February 2018
Dear Parents,
          Last week we had lots of fun learning about poultry farms.  Poultry farm, is quite a big word for the children, and so we chose to call it “chicken farm” as it was more understandable to all of us.  We looked at pictures of chickens and learned that a daddy chicken is called a rooster, a mummy chicken is called a hen and a baby chicken is called a chick.  After that when some of us saw pictures of chickens, we would call them mummy or daddy!   When learning about chickens and ducks, we saw that chickens and ducks have feathers.  We then played with feathers by touching and blowing.  We observed that feathers were light and that we could blow them here and there depending on how strong we blew.  Instead of normal paintbrushes, in the art centre, we made paintbrushes from chicken feather and painted with them.  It certainly felt different from the normal paintbrushes.  We also glued feathers on our chicken and duck pictures.  Later on in the week, we talked about eggs.  We looked at pictures of eggs that come from hens, ducks, and birds. We then observed real eggs and compared them with fake ones.  We noticed that the real ones were heavier. We learned that we could cook eggs in many ways such as fried egg, omelette, boiled egg, steamed egg, etc.  Each day we cooked or tried different kinds of eggs.  We had lots of fun practicing cracking and beating the eggs to make our banana and egg pancakes.  We also boiled and peeled eggs when we made hard-boiled eggs. 
Even those who did not normally eat eggs at lunchtime, could not help but try.  In the math centre, we practiced one-on-one correspondence by putting the eggs in the egg carton one by one.  We also practiced counting the eggs. 
          This week we will be talking about sheep, goats and pigs.  Please be reminded that this Thursday is Early Years and KS1 Sports Day.  The children should come to school in their house t-shirts and trainers.  Please arrive at school by 8.15.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Best Regards,

                                                                                                Ms. Marizon 

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