What a buzzzzzy half term in Wrens!

Our topic this half term was called ‘In the Garden’. We based our first week around the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Look what grew in our classroom whilst we were away…….

After listening to the story we decided to plant our very own bean plant. We hoped it would grow as tall as Jack’s did.


The giant also wrote us a letter, which set us a maths challenge!

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We learnt about the parts of the plant and what they need to grow healthily. We then decided our outside learning environment needed a little care and attention, so we planted some flower bulbs. We should see these start to grow over the next half term, well, as long as we care for them! Our Garlic is growing nicely, as we have been super gardeners, so fingers crossed our bulbs blossom too!

We then went on a spring scavenger hunt in our local park. We had to work in small teams to tick everything off our card, like ‘Tim and Tom the Teamwork Twins’. We then had to gather interesting items to attach to our journey sticks. One of us even found some treasure! (well two pence!!!)

Mrs Marriott arranged for a visitor to come from church to talk to us about the Easter story. She talked about the custom of giving eggs at Easter and how it celebrates new life.

We planted cress seeds in plastic eggs to help us learn even more about ‘new life’.

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We had already learnt so much about plants, and had become expert gardeners, but it was time to move on to learn about mini-beasts!

We started with a mini-beast hunt around our school grounds. The weather was a bit strange for this time of year, but we still found quite a few mini-beasts.

When we had finished our mini-beast hunt, we made sure we put everything back as we found it. We learnt that we must take care of our mini-beasts.

We had a first-hand experience of a stick insect, who was rather lively!

We also had a ‘Bee Keeper’ come to talk to us, fortunately he didn’t bring any REAL bees. He did, however, bring us some honey to taste and wax! He brought his beehive and he was dressed for the occasion too. He even let us try a suit on too.

We learnt about adjectives, which we used in our writing to help us describe mini-beasts in more detail. We played the game ‘Guess Who’, but with mini-beasts.

We then learnt a song about mini-beasts, which we had great fun performing in assembly. Look at our performance below….

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What do you think?

We finished our topic off with a trip to the ‘The Tropical Butterfly House’, which enabled us to have even more first-hand experiences.

We are going to be getting some frog spawn coming soon to our classroom, so we can learn about the life cycle of a frog through first-hand observations too!

We have planted lots of seeds and bulbs in pots, which we will be selling to parents, on our enterprise stall next term. We are just waiting for them to show signs of LIFE!











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