It was great to welcome Reception back after half term and to explore all the changes on site over the week we were away for half term. Before the holidays, the children were identifying the trees using their bud guides. So this week we took the opportunity to look again at the buds and see how they have changed. Our Hazel and Elder tree buds have started to open up to reveal their new leaves and we look forward to seeing which tree will be next!
The weather has warmed up and we were excited to be celebrating Chinese New Year with the Reception this week, by exploring the story of the Chinese Zodiac. We had to hunt high and low, through the Willow trees and over branches to find the different animals. We swam them across the river to tell the story of the Great Race and put the animals in the order they finished the race.