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Reception

Term 5

This term has been all about 'Living and Growing' looking at how animals and plants grow and develop. We have been looking at 'Life Cycles' first hand and observed frog spawn develop into tadpoles and then froglets,caterpillars transform into butterflies and robins hatch, grow and fledge in our outdoor area.

They thought our doll's house looked so comfortable they would build a nest in it!

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We have also had a close look at a range of other animals such as Mischief the barn owl and Frank the tortoise. This has helped us to observe the different characteristics of  a range of different species and discover the differences between birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

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We created some fantastic observational drawings of  some of them too using graphite pencils and coloured pencils.

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In Literacy we read the stories of 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle and 'Jasper's Beanstalk' by Nick Inkpen. Just as in the stories we set up experiments of our own to see if Sunflowers/Beanstalks really do need soil, sun and water to grow! We planted the seeds and placed them in a variety of different places then had to wait to see what happened. We also planted potatoes- three different varieties and hope to harvest them next term, then cook them and review which variety we prefer

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