08/04/19 Sunflowers and Easter

Date: 8th Apr 2019 @ 10:12am

Week Commencing 8th April 2019

Remember to bring your decorated eggs into school by Wednesday.

Communication, Language and Literacy

This week we will be learning about the lifecycle of a sunflower in preparation for planting a sunflower seed. The children will be bringing their sunflower home and will be encouraged to monitor and record the changes in their sunflower diary. We will be reading the story 'A Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle. We will also be writing a list of ingredients needed to make Easter nests.

Mathematics

This week the children will be learning about estimation. We will be teaching the children that 'estimation' is a posh word which means 'guessing'. The children will be encouraged to have a quick glance at a group of objects and then write down an estimation. We will be discussing how accurate their estimations were and giving the children tips on how to improve their estimation skills. We will also be having an 'Easter Eggstimation' competition where the children will have the chance to guess the amount of mini eggs in a jar.

Physical Development

Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school everyday.

We will be completing our REAL PE unit 'Thembi Walks the Tightrope' and seeing how much the children's (and staff's!) balancing skills have improved.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be discussing how to care for plants and animals.

Expressive Arts and Design

We will be learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and the children will have the opportunity to paint a sunflower picture.

Understanding of the World

The children will plant their own sunflower seed and we will be teaching them about what the seed needs to help it grow. The children will be learning about the Christian festival of Easter and how people celebrate. We will also be making Easter nests and talking about the processes and changes involved. 

How you can help at home...

* Encourage your child to care for, monitor and record the changes for their seed in their sunflower diary.

* Take part in practical estimation activities, how many raisins, pieces of Lego etc? 

Enjoy the holiday!

 

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