We had a super time at the zoo on Tuesday with a full day of animal spotting. Children followed maps, read signs and had great fun looking at the animals. They have produced some super writing about their trip back in class and created their own zoo.
Inspired by the book 'Pattern Bugs' by Trudy Harris, the children have been creating patterns in lots of different ways. They have been progressing their pattern knowledge to make more complex repeating patterns. They also made clay bugs with Mrs Snell and painted patterns on them too.
We have been checking our caterpillars for a few weeks now and were very pleased to see that they made their chrysalis' yesterday. They have now been transferred into a net and we eagerly await metamorphosis and the emerging butterflies.
We spent the morning outdoor learning in our forest area. We practised our weaving skills to make bees, completed a treasure hunt and found lots of mini beasts.
Children and adults enjoyed an afternoon of music and singing where all members of the school, from Year R to 6, took part. The children were so pleased to see so many grown ups watching them... it was a garden party, festival feel in glorious sunshine.
Below are some photos and part of the Year R butterfly song performance which linked to our topic.
'As we start our final half term in Year R, the children have been keen to explore about the idea of 'growing and changing'. There have been serval discussions about how the seasons change and how animals grow, in particular frogs. We have learnt many facts about frogs and how they differ from toads.
Texts we have enjoyed this week include: 'Oi Frog', 'Tree Seasons come, seasons go' and 'Watch me grow: frog'.
We have also started planting our own seeds in our newly decorated plant pots.
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