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Spring and Growth - Summer 1

This half-term our 'core text' is 'Jack and the Beanstalk by Ladybird First Favourite Tales.

Following on from reading Jack and the Beanstalk, the children wanted to grow their own beanstalk. We talked about what we would need to grow a beanstalk and how we would look after it so it would grow extra tall and reach the giant's castle! As a next step to this activity we have looked more closely at the different parts of a flower/plant.  The children deconstructed a flower and sorted it into its different parts: flower, petal, stem, leaf and roots . We then talked about why each part is important to the flower/plant. The children then choose to reconstruct their own individual flower using the parts.



This week we have been learning about the life cycle of a frog. We have visited the pond at forest school to look for frogspawn and tadpoles. We were very lucky to find lots of tadpoles! We have brought them back into our classroom to observe them change into froglets and hopefully little frogs! On returning from exploring the pond and catching tadpoles some children choose draw and paint the parts of the frog life cycle and others created a pond using reggio materials and loose parts from our classroom. en sequenced pictures and 

What an amazing experience we had this week at school - we were lucky enough to have a visit from Steven Lewis-Neill, a scientist who loves the great outdoors and minibeasts! We went exploring together in forest school and learnt so much about flowers and garden creatures. We found and named many flowers including daisies, dandelions, bluebells and daffodils. We also went on a minibeast hunt and found many creepy crawlies such as woodlice, centipedes and beetles hiding under plant pots and logs. We also got to meet Steven Lewis-Neill's toad, frog and mice!

What a fantastic time we had on Sports Day! The children really enjoyed joining in all the exciting games that Miss Farrell had set up for us outside. We loved seeing our Mummy's and Daddy's cheering us on too!


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