# A Tiny Seed

Friday 22 March 2024

This week, we’ve been reading The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.

Some of the children recognised the illustrations, knowing that the author also wrote The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The story follows the journey of a tiny seed, tracking its journey through the four seasons.

We decided to go on a season walk to find signs of spring. The children spotted buds, leaves, blossom, bees and even the sun.

Miniscule is our ‘word of the week’. We’ve been learning that miniscule is even smaller than tiny!

Maths

In Maths, we’ve been doubling! Ask your child explain how we find doubles.

Phonics

Spring 2 week 5 has been a review of phase 3 sounds. We’ve been reading longer words, words with s in the middle /z/ (like ‘visit’), words ending –s and words with –es at end /z/ (like ‘foxes’)

Poetry Picnic

Each week we will be learning a new poem. We will recite this poem each day. By saying the poem out loud, we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line. We talk to the children about how this can help us become better readers. This week’s poem is called Hungry Birdies.

We talk about how a poem sometimes has rhyming words and sometimes doesn’t. Can your child tell you the rhyming words in this week’s poem? We also talk about how a poem can have a fast rhythm or a slow rhythm.

A visitor came to talk to us about how to keep safe around roads. We discussed what should be on the roads and what/who should be on the pavement. We talked about how seatbelts, helmets, zebra crossings and holding our grown-up’s hand keep us safe. We even sung a seatbelt song to help us remember to always wear a seatbelt in the car.

Science

This week, we have explored seeds and stones that are found in fruits. We looked inside a kiwi, melon, pepper and nectarine. The children were able to describe what they discovered and drew their observations.

It’s a nectarine! Sienna

It’s a tiny seed. Albie

Teeny tiny kiwi seed! Frankie

Reminders and Dates

Learning Journey Drop in  Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 8.45-9.15 or 3.15-3.45

Every child in Reception has a Learning Journey book that celebrates their learning – this might be with photos, our observations, and your updates from home. Come in and share with your child their Learning Journey so far.