Class 3 – Caterpillars 2014-15

Caterpillars Weekly Blog 17.4.15

We have started our new topic called, ‘Gardens of the world’ and so far we have been learning all about plants found in our own gardens.

On Monday Mrs. Wilkin from Belford Garden Centre came in to talk to us about plants and her job at the garden centre. We have then been having lots of fun playing in our own Garden Centre in our role play area.

Alfie Ch enjoyed sketching some of the different flowers and plants Mrs Wilkin left behind for us to have a closer look at, and we have all spent some time outside this week looking at different plants, flowers and trees around the school.

We asked ourselves, ‘what is a garden?’ and we looked at some pictures of gardens all around the world, real and imaginary. George really liked the picture of the Minecraft garden. This inspired him to then build one like it at home.

We have learnt about the different types of tree. Max knows that an evergreen tree stays green and doesn’t lose its leaves. Srivatsa told us that a tree that does lose its leaves is called a deciduous tree.

Kara has found out that trees make oxygen for us.

In Literacy we read a book called ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. It describes how a plant grows from a tiny seed, through all four seasons.

We then drew pictures or wrote sentences to retell the story.

In Maths we have been practising our counting skills using different types of seeds. We have been thinking about counting large numbers by grouping into 2s, 5s or 10s. William was a total superstar when counting in 2s and Mrs Burt was so impressed she moved him to GOLD!!

Lastly this week, we have been enjoying our new reading corner furniture. We have some comfortable seating and a soft new Elmer rug. We are being respectful of our new furniture and you will notice we even take our shoes off so we don’t put dirty marks on Elmer!!