To celebrate the work we have been doing on animals and growing, Reception and Nursery had a fun time visiting Hall Hill Farm. We had a farm tour, met some large animals and held some small animals, went for a tractor ride and played in the park. Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who came along to help. 
Developing our garden.
We helped Mr Metcalfe fill the planting areas with the soil. We worked very hard to shovel the soil into the wheelbarrow then pushed it into the garden where we worked as a team to tip the soil into the flower beds. Once that was done we spread out the soil to make it nice and flat ready for planting.  
Planting flowers, seeds and vegetables
After filling the flowerbeds with soil we had to get reading for planting. The first things we planted were bulbs which will flower next spring. After that we planted primroses, hyacinths and heather. Next we planted some seeds. Last we we planted potatoes, carrots, sprouts, beetroot and cabbage - what a feast! Keep watching for our next post when they start to grow. 
Easter Egg Hunt
On the last day of term we had an Easter egg hunt in our outside area. We used positional vocabulary to describe where we found the eggs then had the great idea of drawing a map to show where they were found.
Easter activities with parents
Family members were invited to join us on an Easter arts and crafts activity afternoon. Great fun was had by all as we decorated eggs.
"We thought the activity was well thought out and really had fun spending time at school." (Parent) 
Developing a love of books.
Reading and books are very important to us in our classroom. We use 'Talk for Writing' to learn to retell stories orally before making story maps then writing the story. Children enjoy sharing books together with their friends.

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