To start our growing topic we have read the story Jaspers Beanstalk and the information book How a seed grows into a sunflower. After these stories the children have all planted a sunflower and outside have planted beans, radishes, spring onions and carrots.
We were really excited to welcome back our Gardening Club after a break over winter. There were some new faces joining us who all seem keen. We had a chat about what we would like to achieve this year and about a couple of projects to get involved in. We then had a look around the garden areas and spotted some signs of spring – buds on some trees, frogspawn and a few flowers beginning to bloom. Our new polytunnel is underway thanks to our caretaker and we can’t wait until we can get to work in there. Each year we send for potatoes from Grow your Own and some of us planted these in grow bags. We are hoping to get another good harvest this year.
If anyone has any spare gloss or paint suitable for painting wood outdoors, we would really appreciate it as next week we are getting started painting our plant boxes. Thanks.
After learning about wild plants such as poppies, periwinkles, bluebells and brambles in Science, Year 1 then went on a plant hunt around our school grounds. We found lots of daisies and nettles!
We’ve been learning all about the Solar System in science today. First we used play dough to show the relative sizes of the planets as well as using them to show how all the planets orbit the sun. We then made our own cardboard models to show how the Earth orbits the sun and the moon orbits the Earth.
Questions : How many days does it take for the Earth to orbit the sun? How many days does it take for the moon to orbit the Earth?
Following the story ‘Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy the children have created some fabulous works of art. The bears they have painted are brilliant! Super space bottle rockets have been zoomed around the classroom. Boxes and cardboard tubes were joined together to create more super rockets and on Thursday the children used shapes to print aeroplanes.
You have all worked so hard, we are very proud of you!
We would love to read any comments.
Yesterday the Nursery children had a lovely visit from the animal lady, Mrs Reynolds. She had with her a lovely selection of nocturnal animals. She had Willow the barn owl, a little owl called Midge, a pigmy hedgehog called Branston (prickle), Victor the turtle, Zippy the marine toad and a Macleays stick insect called Shelia. The children sat beautifully as she shared information about the animals, we are very proud of you!
We would love to hear which animal your child liked best and why.