Our topic for the first half of the Spring term was Nursery Rhymes and Traditional tales. We developed our listening skills by listening to and joining in with lots of rhyming texts. The children enjoyed demonstrating their knowledge of traditional tales by joining in with the repeated refrains in “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears” and “The 3 Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf” amongst other stories. The school celebrated the stories of Roald Dahl during Book Week which took place during the final week before the Easter holidays. The Nursery listened to and took part in many activities inspired by the story of ‘The Enormous Crocodile’.
The last week of the first half term was Science Week. The children learnt about minibeasts and were given the opportunity to handle different types during ‘The Bug Show’. I was very impressed with how intrepid and gentle the children were.The second half of the term saw us learning about Spring and the signs of new life that occur in the environment at this time. We enjoyed a visit from the mobile farm and the children had great fun interacting with some of the animals that we had been learning about. The children were particularly excited to meet and feed the lambs.
We also celebrated Chinese New Year. The children made Lucky envelopes and Chinese drums. They also enjoyed watching the Chinese New Year celebrations on the IWB and took part in some dragon dancing themselves.The children also took part in a whole school art project which involved everyone creating their own butterfly. These were put together to create a stunning display for the hall. During this half term the children also made Mother’s Day cards. We also enjoyed a visit from The Little Monster theatre group.