Read Steady Grow- Term 5

Welcome back to Term 5! I hope that you and your family had a restful and enjoyable Easter break and that your child was excited to see their friends and teachers again when they returned to Nursery this week. This term Robins class will be learning all about the natural world around them. We will be exploring how we can lead a healthy lifestyle and the journey our food goes on to get from the farm to our plates. We will also be planting our very own seeds and learning about what plants and animals need to survive.

To begin our learning this week we found a shopping bag filled with lots of different food items. We discussed where the food might have come from and what we thought could be inside the bag. Most of our friends thought that the bag of food had come from the supermarket. We listened carefully to our friends as they shared their own experiences of shopping in a supermarket and what they had seen on the shelves. We discovered that supermarkets sell so many different things, we can find food, clothes, toys and even televisions!

After that, we began to learn that to have a healthy diet, we need to eat foods from all the different food groups. We had the opportunity to try some of the foods in Miss Hamilton’s shopping bag and used our newly learnt vocabulary to say which food item was our favourite and why.


"My favourite was the cheesy puffs because they were crunchy"

"My favourite was the melon because it was soft"

"My favourite was the bread because it was dry"

"My favourite was the carrots because I like to eat them at home"





This week our learning has been inspired by the book ‘The Gigantic Turnip’. We have discovered what a root vegetable is and have enjoyed using our sense to explore them. We used balance scales to explore the weight of different root vegetables. We discovered that the side with the heavier vegetable will go down whilst the side with the lighter vegetable will go up. We even drew what we observed onto our own balance scales. 








To finish the week we became artists and created our own observational paintings of a Turnip. Take a look at the colours and shapes we used.  













How can I support my child at home?

  • Visit a farm, market or supermarket to bring your child’s learning to life.
  • Plant some seeds and allow your child to watch then grow. Talk about the changes they observe as the plant grows and involve them in the process of caring for the plant. You could plant herbs or spices in the kitchen or some flowers/ vegetables in the garden.
  • Encourage your child to explore new foods. This could be through sensory food-based play or by cooking new foods together for them to try.
  • Talk to your child about the locations of objects or themselves. This could be done by setting up a treasure hunt for your child and giving them instructions to follow such as “behind the door” “under the table”.
  • Continue to practice name writing with your child.
  • Sing animal songs with your child such as old McDonald has a farm or play games such as who am I to support your child to learn and recognise farm animals.

Primary School Transition 2023

This year is flying by and the time has come where you should now have received the outcome of your Primary School Applications for September 2023. Please ensure that you have accepted your child’s Primary School place by Monday 1st May 2023. This can be done by emailing the school you have received an offer from. I strongly advice that you accept the school you have received your initial offer from before the deadline to ensure that your child has a Primary School Place for September 2023. This will not affect your ability to place your child’s name the waiting list of your preferred school.

If your child will not be attending Holy Trinity next year, I kindly ask that you let me know which school they will be attending so that I can begin to get in contact with their new teachers and ensure that their transition to their new school is as smooth as possible.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s transition to primary school or if you need advice regarding your next steps, please come and speak to me.

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