Our summer term has got off with a roaring start with our dinosaur topic. The children have been eager to share what they know already. We are looking forward to seeing what he children produce for their home learning this week.
Now the weather is getting nicer, your children will need to have their P.E kits (including P.E shoes that fit) so we can take advantage of our outdoor facilities. Please see the school website for details of the school P.E kit expectations.
Read to succeed: This is underway and children are expected to bring in their reading record books on a Monday morning with at least 3 signed entries. This means they get a ticket to put in the box which enters them into a half termly draw for a free book! Please help your child ‘read to succeed’.
We hope that you all had a lovely two week break
and enjoyed the fabulous spring sunshine. The children all seemed excited to be
back in school; quickly catching up with their friends and settling back into
the learning routines.
Over the following few weeks, we are continuing to
talk about the signs of spring, in particular linking this to plant growth.
Consequently, our focus texts are linked to this, beginning this week with ‘Jack
and the Beanstalk’. This story is always a favourite for the foundation children as they love shouting the
repeated phrases from the giant. There are so many different versions of the
story to read and the children continually enjoy all the different tweaks.
Linking with the above themes, we have been investigating
and experimenting with what conditions plants and seeds need to grow and
flourish. The children have been discussing how plants need: water, warmth and
light. The ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story naturally lends itself to growing
bean seeds, but as they are not as quick growing as the ones that Jack had, alongside
we have sown cress seeds to see their quick results.
The children have also
enjoyed digging in the soil pit in the garden. If you have any plants, seeds or
bags of soil at home, we would be very pleased to receive your donations
to add to our garden area.
As we’re teaching about plant growth and Jack and
the Beanstalk for 2 weeks, the new home learning will be on the blog next week.
However, we would like to set you and your child a challenge to see if you
could grow something from a seed or bulb. Perhaps you could keep a diary with
photographs that your child has taken, and bring this or your actual plant to
school to show your class.
As we are in a new term, we are now collecting the cooking donations of £3.00 per child and also a box of tissues per child. Many thanks.
This week we have learnt the signs for bean and cow.