At the beginning of the Spring Term, once the children are settled in school each child in the Reception Class is assigned a buddy from Class 5. The purpose of this is to help the children in developing their confidence and to be supported during times of transition. The children then meet weekly to work together on a series of planned activities. All the children look forward to this special time together.
Our first topic in the Spring Term is 'Other Cultures'. During this topic we find out about special festivals and celebrations in other cultures. The children particularly enjoyed finding out about the Chinese New Year and attempting to copy Chinese writing. They retold the story of the Chinese Zodiac and found out which year they were born in.
In the Spring Term we encourage the children to begin to look at the changes in their environment by observing the plants and animals around them. The children made observational drawings of the signs of spring and were fascinated when watching their caterpillar change into a butterfly.