What's in the garden?

We have already had busy start to the term in class Fletcher. It has been lovely to hear about all of the interesting activities you have been up to over the Easter holidays. The children have been full of beans!

Enquiry


Our enquiry this half-term is exploring what we can find in the garden during Spring. We have already hit the ground running by discussing what the children have seen over the holidays and looking at what is new in our outdoor area. This week we have been investigating plants and what they need to survive. We will be planting our own seeds in preparation for planting in the garden area. Any donations of soil, bark, seeds, plants, decorative pots will be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to turn our planters into a sensory area exploring taste, smell and touch; so we would gratefully accept any plants which could help with this. We will then be moving onto birds, nesting and mini-beasts.

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A class full of storytellers

Class Fletcher have had a busy couple of weeks with Mrs Bland.  They are now superb storytellers.  The children have become experts is retelling and writing stories based on the Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the three bears.  As well as telling stories the children have explored character descriptions and writing simple instructions.

 

To help save the Billy Goats from the Troll the children decided to grow their own grass.  During the growing process children have developed their observation and scientific skills.  They have also noticed how plants differ from each other and have drawn detail pictures to label the similarities and differences.

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Can I tell you a story

Welcome back Class Fletcher for the second half of the Spring term.  We hope that all the children and their families had a lovely half term break and enjoyed the lovely, warm sunshine.

 

Last week the children celebrated Shrove Tuesday and World Book Day.  Over the course of the week the children shared their favourite stories in class as well as preparing and eating their own pancakes.  Towards the end of the week the children enjoyed a classic children's picture book "The Tiger who came to to tea." The children were challenged to write a shopping list for Sophie's mum, just incase the tiger came back! The children also began to compose and write their own simple sentences retelling the story and then made up their own oral versions with different animals visiting!  In numeracy we looked at repeating patterns, children were challenged to copy, complete and create their own repeating patterns.  Throughout the process children were challenged to articulate their mathematical reasoning.

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What can you do with a stick?

What can you do with a stick?

Enquiry

Class Fletcher are very excited about our new enquiry, exploring what we can do with sticks! They have such wonderful imaginations and have already suggested an array of ideas from broomsticks to boats! We will be developing these thoughts into meaningful learning experiences, which nurture their understanding of the world as well as supporting their mathematical development.

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Celebrations and anniversaries in class Fletcher

We have already had such a busy term of learning in Class Fletcher. We have been looking closely at the celebrations and anniversaries which have occurred since half-term including: Halloween, Bonfire night, Diwali and Remembrance. We have explored many poems and songs which have helped us understand these events and why we celebrate them. We have also expressed ourselves about these events through art and design.

 

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