We have had a good week back after our half term holiday. Our week began by learning about what you have all been up to over the half term. The children all wrote some great sentences about something they did over the holidays and we have had some lovely show and tells looking at your photographs on Tapestry. Thank you.
We then turned our attention to bugs after we received a special parcel through the post. We welcomed 5 very small, furry, hungry caterpillars into Daisy room. The children have been very excited to observe and find out about our caterpillars. We are all looking forward to watching them grow.
In our Literacy work we have read a childhood favourite – ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. The children have all worked hard to show their understanding of the story by sequencing the events and next week we will finish writing our own versions of the Hungry Caterpillar.
In Maths, we continued looking at the Hungry Caterpillar to help us learn about sharing and halving. The children have been helping the Hungry Caterpillar share his food with his friends and have even been halving his meals to help him lose some weight!
During our creative afternoons the children have composed music by playing a number of beats for different bugs, explored the Hungry Caterpillar in French, we have made their own repeated patterned caterpillars out of pompoms and Baking Betty helped us make our own fruit bugs. Some of us were also fortunate to take a trip down to our lovely woodlands on Wednesday afternoon to go on a bug hunt. We had a fantastic afternoon in the sun hunting for mini beasts under logs, in soil, on leaves, in trees and even in our mud kitchen!
Next week we are going to continue our learning about mini-beasts as we still have so much more to discover!