Summer Term Topic 1 - Dig and Grow

This term in our class we are very excited to be learning all about things that live in our garden. We explored our wildlife area to look for signs of spring. We took photos of all the things we found.

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Week 1 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

What a greedy caterpillar he is! This week some special visitors arrived in our classroom - our very own caterpillars! They have been getting bigger and bigger. We have been watching them carefully and can't wait for them to turn into beautiful butterflies.

As part of our topic work we have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly.

Week 2 - Jack and the Beanstalk

Fe Fi Fo Fum!!..... What a scary giant he was! Jack was very brave and we loved acting out the story. We all wrote to the giant to see if we could be his friend. We didn't grow a beanstalk but we did grow some cress - it grew so fast, we kept a seed diary to record what happened.

Week 3 - Oliver's Vegetables

This week we talked about our favourite food and vegetables and used our senses to write sentences about them. We used chalk and pastels to do observational drawings of different fruit and vegetables.

Week 4 - Superworm

This week in Maple class the children have been writing about what superpowers they would like to have. What amazing ideas they had!

Photos of some of the children's work will be posted shortly.

Later in the week, the children went on a minibeast hunt in our wildlife area. They found and identified many different species. The children then described the similarities and differences between the various minibeasts they had seen.

Throughout the week in Maple class, the children have been very keen to make various minibeasts using lolly sticks, pipe cleaners, googly eyes etc.

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What super minibeasts! We've created our own minibeats

On Friday the children made their very own minibeast using clay. How scary some of them are!

Photos of the children's clay minibeasts will be posted shortly.

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