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Butterfly Class Mrs Hookham

It’s hard to believe we are already in the summer term!  Spring term was a busy one, as you will see from the photos below.

 

In the summer term our topic is ‘In the Garden’.  We will be learning about new life (including baby farm animals, tadpoles, and some fruits and vegetables).  As the weather gets warmer we will be planting a selection of fruit and vegetables, caring for them and watching them grow.  We hope to sample the fruits of our labour near the end of the term.  Our potatoes, which we planted in early spring, are already doing well! 

To link in with the foods we are growing in the garden, we will be learning about the importance of a healthy diet.  We will be sorting foods into healthy and unhealthy and finding out why it is important to have a varied diet.

Minibeasts will obviously be featuring in our garden topic.  We will be observing them closely, reading stories about them and making models and paintings.

We love to have fun in the garden!  When we are not exploring for little beasts that hide or tending to our crops, we will be playing lots of games.  We will continue to develop our sharing and turn taking skills with lots of circle games, throwing and catching games and learning traditional games which have stood the test of time.

At the end of the term we are looking forward to ‘Arts Week’ which has a ‘Carnival’ theme and we will also be preparing for our Summer Concert. 

 Let's hope we have plenty of good weather!

 

Baby ballet

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Nursery children have been enjoying baby ballet classes. Thank you to Mrs Horton in our children's centre for organising this.

Spring Term in Nursery

 

The first half of the term was very busy!  We began the term thinking about winter.  We sorted clothes to find suitable ones to keep us warm, we joined in with winter songs and rhymes, watched how ice melts and enjoyed playing in our winter wonderlands.  Our classrooms were transformed into winter spaces with shiny snowflakes, cold colour collages and lovely snowmen to count.

 

Science and Technology week proved to be a very fun and exciting week for all.  The children enjoyed spending time in the main school in the ‘Science Zone’ (where the children explored magnets, forces, mirrors, light, sound, sorting animals…) and the ‘DT Zone’ (junk modelling, building materials, Lego, Learn Pads, remote controlled toys).  Back in nursery we baked bread, made bird feeders, made bubble paintings, sorted materials, explored different types of ‘gloop’ and watched a few exciting experiments.

 

In early February we spent a few days celebrating Chinese New Year.  We learnt about some customs and acted out the story.  Some of us even did a dragon dance!  We are sure you noticed the Chinese lanterns decorating our classrooms.  We hung up our special red Chinese lucky charms that Mrs Cheetham had brought back from her last visit to China.

 

The children have had lots of fun with the traditional tales we have read so far.  The Three Little Pigs helped us to make groups of three and design our own houses.  The Gingerbread Man allowed us to bake some delicious biscuits.

 

During the second half of the term our topic continues with traditional tales. We will be reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Jack and the Beanstalk.  By the time we visit Jack we hope that spring will have arrived and we can begin to plant some things in the garden.

 

Here’s to another busy half term!

Ladybird Class - Mrs Rodmell

Butterfly Class - Mrs Hookham

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