Welcome back to Summer 1

I hope you all have had a lovely break.

We had a fantastic Spring Term in Emerald Class; developing our friendships, becoming more confident with our independent learning and following our Going for Gold Rules. Our classroom is a special place, full of laughter, fun and enthusiasm for learning.

This half term our new topic is ‘In the Garden’. This topic is a fantastic opportunity for the children to have lots of outdoor learning experiences in the warm, sunny weather. The children are really interested in our topic and we have already been discovering lots of insects and plants in our environment. This half term we will be conducting lots of experiments and investigations, such as experimenting the conditions that cress need to grow, observing the life cycle of a butterfly and planting our own bean stalks.

We will have lots of writing opportunities such as; writing a letter to the bad tempered ladybird, creating our own diaries of how our beans grow, labelling the life cycle of a butterfly and making a poster of how to care for insects. We will also be practicing our writing and mark making in our new role play area, the garden centre. We will be reading lots of fantastic books including ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘The Very Busy Spider’, ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’, ‘The Tiny Seed’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

As well as lots of talking and listening activities, we will be getting busy making junk modelling insects, painting flowers and drawing spider webs.

Children are very welcome to bring into school any insect or plant related books and resources to show to the class.