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Week beginning 24th May

This week we have learnt about the life-cycle of a ladybird. We learnt that they look very different as larvae before they make a pupae and then turn into a ladybird. We have started to make a bug hotel and were delighted to find that some bugs have already moved into it! 

 

In our phonics learning this week we have learnt the phonemes 'c', 'k' and 'e'. We have also practised segmenting and blending the sounds that we hear in words.  

 

In maths we have been using positional language to describe where things are and where our friends are in relation to ourselves. 

 

We have had a fabulous half term and we hope that you all have a lovely half term break. We will look forward to seeing you all on the 9th June. 

Week beginning 17th May

This week we have been learning about minibeasts. We have learnt about how worms help to put air and water in the soil and that this helps plants to grow. We have also learnt about ants, spiders, and bees. Outdoors we have been on a minibeast hunt. We found worms, slugs and aphids under rocks and stones when it was wet and dry outdoors and we discovered that when the sun came out there were lots of minibeasts that fly. 

 

On Tuesday we released our butterflies. We hope they will be very happy wherever they have found their new homes. 

 

We are still looking after our chicks and we have noticed that they are now growing feathers on their wings. They are growing very quickly and they can move very fast too. 

 

In phonics this week we have learnt the phonemes 'm' and 'o'. In our maths learning we have been thinking about the length of objects and comparing them using the words long, short, longer, shorter, longest and shortest. 

 

We hope you enjoy looking through our photographs. Have a lovely weekend. 

Week beginning 10th May

Wow! What and amazing and exciting week we have had. On Tuesday morning we noticed a small hole in one of our egg shells. Later that afternoon the chick had hatched from the egg and then over the week we have had a total of 5 chicks that have hatched. They are now all in a brooder and growing very fast. 

 

When we arrived at school on Friday we noticed that overnight our butterflies had emerged from their chrysalises. We have given them some fruit to eat and we are looking forward to releasing them next week. 

 

This week we have also learnt about the parts of flower and we now know why they have roots, leaves and hairs on the stem. We have learnt how pollen helps us with our food and tasted sunflower seeds and we have planted some carrot seeds.

 

In our phonics learning this week we have learnt the phonemes 'n', 'd' and 'g' and in maths we have been matching numbers and quantities. We have been exploring scents by making perfume and using the pastels to create observational drawings of flowers. 

 

On Friday we learnt about Eid. We listened to a story and learnt how Eid is celebrated and we tasted some Indian snacks.

 

What a super week of learning! Have a lovely weekend. 

Week beginning 3rd May

Gosh! We have had another busy week! This week we have continued to observe the changes in our caterpillars and over the weekend they have each made a chrysalis. We have transferred them into the butterfly garden so they will have lots of space to fly when they wake up. We have been monitoring our eggs and are getting excited because they are due to hatch next week.

 

We have read the story Oliver's Vegetables and we have been exploring which part of vegetables we eat by looking at the stems and the leaves. We have made vegetable soup in our water tray, planted vegetables in our sand tray and even explored painting with vegetables. We have also been practising our scissor skills. Outdoors we have pulled up our rhubarb. We used the internet to discover what we could use it for and we decided to make it into a rhubarb crumble. It was delicious! We have also been transferring the onions into the vegetable patch but we will have to wait patiently before we harvest them.

 

In phonics this week we have learnt the phoneme 'i'. Your child might sing you the song about Inky the Mouse.

 

Recently the children have been learning songs related to the story Jack and the Beanstalk. Today they joined in with a production from the Music Service where they listened to the story and sang the songs. We have shared some pictures of them joining in with the songs but please don't be scared of the children showing us their giant's face! 

 

We hope you enjoy looking at our picture gallery from this week.

Week beginning 26th April

This week we have been exploring how our caterpillars will change as they become butterflies. We have read the stories 'The Hungry Caterpillar' and 'The Cautious Caterpillar' and we have thought about whether we prefer to walk or have wings and fly. We have checked our caterpillars every day and they are now getting quite big. We have also been exploring how our eggs will be changing inside and we are counting down until our eggs hatch. This week we also went to visit our school lambs and they were very excited to see us!

 

In phonics this week we have learnt the sounds 't' and 'p'. we have listened to the sound in words and learnt songs with the sounds in them. As part of our Maths learning we have been exploring patterns.

 

Week beginning 19th April

We have had a wonderful and exciting start to the new term.

 

In Nursery this term we will be learning about Spring and Growth. This week in Nursery we have received some caterpillars to look after and we are keeping them safe until they hatch into butterflies. We have also received some chicken eggs and an incubator. We are going to look after the eggs until they hatch. We are counting down on our chart and we expect them to hatch in approximately 20 days. We have also cracked an egg and talked about the contents inside. 

 

This week we have also learnt the phonemes 's' and 'a' in our phonics learning. We have practised saying the phoneme, recognising the grapheme and sorted items that begin with those sounds.  

 

In our other learning we have enjoyed playing in our Garden Centre and pricking out our seedlings into larger pots.

 

We are looking forward to more excitement next week!

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