Monthly Classroom News

March 2021

General Info

In March, our theme is ‘It’s growing!’. Last month we looked at animals and  their various habitats. This month, we will talk about how living things grow.

We will focus on the growth of plants, take a look at the differences between baby animals and their parents, and introduce the amazing life cycle of caterpillars!

As Easter is approaching, it’s a good time to let children feel the vitality of Spring through different activities, e.g. you can have an egg-rolling competition, or go on an Easter Egg Hunt at home.

Activities

Activities to do at home:

  • Decorating eggs with paint, markers or stickers ( if using real eggs hardboil them first!).
  • Growing plants – try to grow some little plants with your children! You may ask them to record the growth of the plants by drawing or taking photos and measuring. You can use some seeds,  carrot tops or even the sprouted onion in your fridge!
  • Sorting vegetation according to their categories (vegetables, fruits or flowers)
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Easter Bunny Hopping race – Parents and children step in a pillowcase or big bag, then jump along the corridor at home and see who’s the fastest!

There are some great books with the theme of plants and Easter. Look out for:

  • ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle
  • ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ by Nick Sharratt
  • ‘Here Comes the Easter Cat’ by Deborah Underwood
  • ‘We’re Going on an Egg Hunt’ by Laura Hughes
  • ‘Why Won’t You Flower?’ by Katarina Macurova

Keywords

  • Seeds
  • Plants
  • Soil
  • Air
  • Grow
  • Water
  • Light
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Flower
  • Leaf
  • Stem
  • Root
  • Caterpillar
  • Easter
  • Easter egg
  • Hatch
  • Surprised