We hope you all enjoyed the lovely long weekend in the sunshine!
We have carried on with our class bean experiment this week and taken pictures of our beans – some of the beans have grown a lot this week! The tallest bean was 20 cm! We have also been experimenting with cress and whether pots inside or outside would grow first – the children who thought the inside pots would grow quicker were correct!
We were inspired by the Mother’s Day pots and have begun tidying up the flower bed outside Nursery – watch out for what we do with it! We have also been looking at patterns in Maths. We have found patterns on our socks, on the teachers’ scarves, all around the classroom and even outside in the playground. We’ve even noticed that we can make patterns when we dance too! They really are all around us! If you’re going for a walk this weekend – see what patterns you can spot or have a go at making some with stones, twigs, duplo, pencils whatever you can find!
This week we have talked about being physically healthy and why is this important for us. We did some exercises then felt our hearts beating faster! Exercising helps us in lots of ways to help us run faster; it makes us feel happy and it helps us to keep our bodies healthy. We talked about ways we may be active at home – running with our family in the garden or at the local play park; going on bike rides; jumping on a trampoline and even taking the dog for a walk. Did you know that Joe Wicks (A.K.A the Body Coach) has teamed up with ‘Hey Duggie’ to share some short exercise videos you can try at home too! Do have a look if you’re wanting to find different ways to stay active at home. You can also incorporate an active maths session into your day: Decide what action you are doing (star jumps, frog hops or ballerina spins, etc) roll a dice and then do that many of the actions and repeat, repeat, repeat!
Finally if you’re looking at some fun songs about patterns and exercising try this one out! We’ve enjoyed it in class.
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care, stay safe and have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence