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Early Years

This term the Reception children decided to enhance the provision in our Forest School area with new canopies, resources and tools.

During a Forest School session, whilst using the magnifying glasses to hunt for minibeasts, some children discovered a snail living amongst some leaves. They immediately decided to build a habitat for it so that they could observe it in class.


The snail has since been relocated to Safari class where he was named ‘Romeo Slow-motion’. The children researched how to keep Romeo alive and wrote lists to remind everyone how best to support him.

Our interest in lifecycles has continued into our Enquiry work where we have been using the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach to share the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We have practiced retelling the story by adding actions and pictures onto a story map. The children are getting very good!

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