This term in Red Class...
Summer term 1: The topic for this half term in Red Class is ’Grow, grow grow!’ We will be exploring what beans and seeds need to grow, look closely at the different stages of growth and label the different parts of a flower. We will also look at the life cycle of a butterfly, the stages of human growth and measure how much we’ve grown ourselves since September on our classroom height chart!
For our ‘Stunning Start’ we will explore the school both inside and outside looking for all things that grow and plant our very own beans (just like in Jack and the Beanstalk!) which we will monitor and measure until the end of half term.
We will centre all of our learning around the topic of growing, for example, we will look at capacity using plant pots and soil, create our own flower art in the style of Andy Warhol, explore money through the use of our roleplay Garden Centre, create our own stories about magic beans and much much more.
For our Marvellous Middle we will ask you to dig out a baby photo of your child for them to bring in (named and in a named envelope) so we can guess who the baby is and discuss the changes Red Class have made since being born!
We will finish with a fantastic trip to the i360 down on Brighton seafront, where we can grow up and up into the clouds, just like a beanstalk!
Miss Barnes - Reception teacher
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