M is for measuring

This week the Reception children were  inspired by last weeks annual pumpkin soup and bonfire experience; to develop their knowledge about capacity . The children recalled their previous knowledge of big and small and expanded their vocabulary to include, tiny, massive, gigantic, little and petit.  The children experimented with objects from their environment and sorted these into groups of small and big.

Later during the week, linking our learning to ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ we tried various measures of porridge and ‘had a go’ at seeing how many spoonful’s it takes to fill each bowl.