This week, Reception Class have joined the rest of the school participating in British Science Week.
The children started off with a science challenge set by Mrs Carey- to see if Reception Class can grow the tallest sunflower in the school! She gave the children just 4 seeds to nurture!
The class really want to win the competition, so they discussed the question, ‘What does a plant need to grow?’ Reception were not entirely sure, so they decided to plan an investigation to find out.
To make the test fair, they kept the pot size the same, the depth of the soil that the sunflower seed was planted in the same and the amount of water it received the same too. Then they decided to put it in different locations around the EYFS. One pot was placed outside in full daylight, one in the dark cupboard, one inside the classroom by the sink and one inside the shed. The children will be monitoring the changes and will keep you up-to-date on what they find out!
The children have also been focussing on the story, ‘The Enormous Turnip’. They had lots of fun acting it out, especially when the turnip popped out of the ground and everyone fell over! As well as sunflowers seeds and runner beans, the children have also been very busy planting turnips and carrots in the outside planters. We are hoping to grow our own enormous vegetables!
Reception have been thinking about lots of alternative words for ‘enormous’. They thought of: gigantic, huge, humongous, massive, giant and ginormous. They also thought about the things that they had seen in the past that were enormous.
In RE today, the children learnt about the story of Palm Sunday. They made models of Jerusalem, created palm leaves, and wrote and illustrated pictures about the story. They finished by singing and dancing to the song, ‘Give me Joy in my Heart’.
We hope to see you at the Walk For Ukraine on Sunday.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend,
The Reception Team