# Giants & Chicks!

What an exciting week we had last week! The sun even came out for a little bit and we were graced with dry afternoons to spend in our outdoor area!

We started Monday morning as detectives as we had read a news report that stated that a Giant was on the loose! It was the children’s’ mission to write a wanted poster and then to make a trap to lure in the Giant so he could be caught! The children loved it!

For maths we looked at a new concept, doubling. The children enjoyed doubling the Jack’s bean seeds!

We have been looking at our growing beanstalks and one is about to reach the Giant’s castle! We will be planting them next week and will continue to watch their rapid growth. Hopefully we will see some beans soon… maybe we could even try some!

Finally we have spotted that a Blue Tit is nesting in our outdoor area in a nest box! The children have been excitedly watching it fly to and from box bringing its chicks food. Miss Deacon even set up a bird feeder to help the Mummy and Daddy chick source some yummy suet balls. We will keep a close eye on the box and hope to see little chick heads popping out of the hole when they are ready to fly.

# Welcome back

The summer term has begun and with it we have started our growth topic! Over this half term the children will be planting a variety of seeds and watching them grow.

We have new role play areas in each classroom: a garden centre and a flower shop. Children have had great fun planting seeds and buying flowers in their discovery time!

As the days get sunnier and warmer we hope to be outside a lot more and giving our outdoor area a bit of TLC by tidying and planting some summer flowers and plants.

In Maths, so far, we have looked at days of the week, seasons and halving. This week we will be looking at doubling. Can children recognize a double in objects and numbers?

In English we have been looking at instructions on how to plant a seed and few of us have had a go at writing instructions ourselves! This week we will be looking adjectives and using them to describe the Giant from Jack and the beanstalk.

We had a busy start to the week and had our school trip to QE country park, the children enjoyed themselves and go to go on a Double Decker coach! The children had so much fun that a few fell asleep on the way home on the coach!

Next week we look forward to continuing tidying up our outdoor area and observing our caterpillars for any changes!

What a busy term it will be!