On a Monday afternoon Reception and Nursery work together to find out about our outside environment. This Monday we went on a walk around the school grounds to spot the signs of spring.
The children worked on their learning and development in the area of Understanding The World. They commented and asked questions about aspects of the natural world, we talked about some of the things they observed with the plants, the children developed an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time – looking closely at the similarities, patterns and change.
The children found flowers starting to grow, blossom starting to show on some of the trees and green buds on other trees.
This week Nursery and Reception have been learning about the female scientist – Maria Merian. She discovered that caterpillars turn into butterflies. The children shared the story of The Hungry Caterpillar to learn about the life cycle.
We have been on a bug hunt looking for minibeasts in our outdoor area:
The children couldn’t find many minibeasts…so we thought we needed to do something about it…so we made a bug house to encourage minibeasts to come to our outdoor area.
Throughout the week we have been learning about minibeasts in our outdoor area:
In Reception our Science work has been based around the human body. The children have been learning the different parts of the body and then have explored the different senses of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
The children created a great life size person to label.
Here are the children exploring the different senses.