This month’s values are Citizenship and Community. We talked about the things that we can do to make a difference to our school community. Some of our thoughts were about helping, sharing, being kind, helping each other to learn and looking after our plants.
The nasturtiums are beginning to germinate in the recycled milk bottles. With the help of Mr Rose, our vertical garden is beginning to take shape. Some of the children were intrigued to find seed heads on the tulips and this led to investigating what might be inside. We had an unexpected present of compost from Mr Fowler and have been able to plant out our mini pumpkins. We are doing lots of watering to look after our plants.
We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and enjoyed retelling the story and acting out the caterpillar eating the food in dance. We learned that butterflies drink nectar from flowers. We read a non-fiction book about insects and learned that insects have 6 legs, a head, thorax and abdomen. This led to some great insects being made with the Mobilo. In maths we are learning about doubles. We investigated doubling by painting spots on one side of a butterfly and folding the paper over to reveal the double. Some children used crayons to carefully draw symmetrical dot patterns on their butterflies.
We all enjoyed the bus trip to Hemblington Church. We enjoyed doing a trail around the church yard, planting a sunflower seed and doing leaf rubbings. We were fascinated by the moths in the moth trap. We looked for the grave of a great, great aunt and had a lovely chat to a Nanny who told us some interesting facts about the aunt’s life. One of the children remarked later, “ I’ve had a great day. I went to a church and I went on a bus!.”