This week Reception and Nursery played a game ‘Forest Finders’. Miss Barber showed the children two different types of leaves and they had to go and find the matching leaves. The children had to remember the colour, shape, pattern and size of the leaves. The children learnt the differences between a blade of grass, pine needles, and an ivy leaf.
The children were also risk taking this week in the woods – exploring the tree swing…they had lots of fun!
This half term Year 1 have been learning all about plants. Yesterday we looked at a flower in detail and talked about the different parts of a flower. We labelled a diagram and then printed a picture of a flower using the different parts of the plant. At the end of the session the children could confidently tell me each part of the plant and what it does.
The children in Reception have been learning about how things grow. The children started by thinking about what plants and seeds need to grow. They found out that they need; soil, sunshine, and water.
The children have then looked closely at different seeds and used their observational skills to describe the features of the seeds. They described the size, the colour and the texture.
The children have then been busy planting seeds all week in their outdoor area. The children have planted beanstalks similar to the story they have shared together of Jasper’s Beanstalk. They have planted carrots, tomatoes and sunflowers. The children can’t wait to see them grow and change.
This week in our Muddy Monday session in the woods. We created woodland bracelets, by finding woodland materials and sticking them to our bracelets. We had lots of fun talking about the woodland environment and making observations of the plants and natural things.
We had lots of fun exploring the woodland area too!
Year 6 were challenged with the task of making a raft that would float. Our English lessons are based on The Explorer where the main characters make a raft to sail down the Amazon river to Manaus. Some were much more successful than others!