The Tiny Seed

Robins read 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle, planted sunflower seeds and wrote instructions for their
own seed packets. One of the seeds in the story didn't grow because a big weed took its light and
water, so on our Adventure Walk we hunted for the tallest weed we could find - one was almost as
tall as Mrs Lacey!

Enjoying new play equipment in the playground

playground equipment

Tadpole's Promise

Robins were very excited to learn some Painted Lady caterpillars are arriving in the post which we will
watch grow and change before releasing them as butterflies in the school garden. We read a story
called 'Tadpole's Promise' by Jeanne Willis about a tadpole and caterpillar who fall in love but which
sadly doesn't end well!
Robins explored the life cycle of other living things and practised using descriptive language to talk
about change. 'One is a snail, 10 is a crab' by April Sayre supported the children in counting beyond
10 as we explored numbers to 100!

Painting frog masks

frog masks
Painting frog masks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Robins read 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle and made a list of their own favourite foods.
We watched a video about the life cycle of a butterfly and wrote labels, captions and sentences to
describe it. Caleb discovered the caterpillar ate 25 items of food and we used 10 frames to make
numbers greater than 10. Abel brought in some real caterpillars from his garden and on our
Adventure walk we spotted lots of nibbled leaves where caterpillars may have been as well as a
meadow brown butterfly.

View from the hill on our walkhill


After reading 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley, Robins explored the woods on Gretton Hill in search
of interesting sticks of their own. This inspired lots of interesting describing words and ideas of
what our sticks might be. We made our own 'Stick Man' at Forest School and imagined the
adventures he would go on.
In Maths the children practised comparing numbers and using the language more or less.woods