Term 5 – Nature Detectives
We will be investigating the natural world with all our senses! Our topic this term will enable us to be Nature Detectives and explore life cycles (particularly that of the frog), do a spot of bird watching, hatch our own chickens and see what we can grow! A trip to Rutland Water will further support our learning and help us explore the mini beast world. All these activities will encourage us to attempt writing for a variety of purposes such as instructions and lists. Tallies, data collection and weighing/measuring all lend themselves nicely. We are also very lucky to be able to take part in Forest School this term on Wednesday morning starting in week 1. Don’t forget you will need legs and arms covered (even if it is really warm) to protect them – if you have any questions please ask!
Being resourceful is our behaviour focus this term, showing initiative and knowing what to do if we get stuck!
The weather has been glorious in the latter part of our Easter holiday so if the temperatures continue to rise, please make sure children have sunhats and that sun cream (the type you only apply once is handy!) has been applied in the morning before school. Extra drinks bottles can be left in the snack basket to be available at any time.
PE will be outside on Thursday mornings so can children please have well-fitting plimsolls or trainers at all times in their lockers – thank you!
We will be providing a multitude of purposeful opportunities inside and out to allow the children to practise their targets (discussed at our Parents Consultation meetings) and show us their progress towards/into the Early Learning Goals. We have put a Learning Characteristics sheet in your Learning Log so you can contribute any home observations of your child which will feed into our assessments – thank you!
Keep up the good work with the reading and sounds practice – we can really see a difference in school!
p.s. did anyone see that Gingerbread man over the holidays?
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