Early Years have been exploring the theme of ‘Growth’ for this year’s British Science Week, with their own minibeast spin!

Nursery have grown their own grass caterpillars, bringing the process of growth directly into the classroom. The children used their senses to explore and talk about the grass seeds and compost needed to make their caterpillars. Then they used their bodies to recreate the transformation from seeds to grass. Nursery made predictions about how the grass caterpillar’s will grow and are excited to observe the transformation for the rest of the term.

The children in Reception have loved exploring our beautiful grounds to spot the signs of spring. Inspired by this, they have been planting ‘beanstalks’ and watching them grow. Each Reception class also had some very special minibeast visitors arrive this week. They have been fascinated by their caterpillars, which are growing and changing every day.

Miss Al-Dujaili

Years 1 & 2 have been getting green fingered as we celebrated British Science Week. The theme of ‘Growth’ has been at the forefront of our minds, and we may have some budding gardeners on our hands judging by the beaming smiles on the children’s faces. The children planted cress, and hope to see some signs of growth over the coming days. The children also planted sunflowers, and with plenty of water and lots of warm, bright sunshine (fingers crossed!), we should see some beautiful sunflowers emerging as we move closer towards the Easter holidays.

Well done to all the children who completed a poster for British Science Week. As ever, the creativity and imagination on show was fantastic and you should all be very proud of your efforts!

Mr Martin