Collaborative Learning – The Bee Bots with Nursery and Year 5

This morning Nursery were challenged to operate the Bee Bot machines. Through carefully questioning from Year 5 the children experimented with different controls and watched to see what happened!

Nursery explained to how the Bee Bots move;

“press the buttons”

“press GO!”

“make the wheels move”

Many thanks to your 5 for your support. Year 5 what surprised you this morning? What challenged you? Why?

How could we challenge Nursery next?

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The big, fat caterpillar!

Today there was much excitement in Nursery. Outside, a very big and fat caterpillar was found hiding under some boxes.

Very gently we held the caterpillar and felt it tickle our hands. We filmed the caterpillar walking and watched it back in class. We have added more information to our book we have been making about caterpillars.

 

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Busy week in Nursery

This week has been a busy, busy week in Nursery. Everything has been happening – from Science investigations to flower planting.

Take a look at what we have been up to.

  • Planting beans in glass pots and plastic bags – which will grow the tallest?
  • Investigating what happens to plants in dyed water
  • Planted sunflower seeds
  • Hunted for mini-beasts
  • Counted legs on different mini-beasts
  • Outdoor PE in the sunshine

Nursery, what was the best piece of learning this week? Why?

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Food tasting in Nursery

In Nursery we are learning all about minibeasts and other animals that live in our garden. Using the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar we have been exploring how a caterpillar changed into a butterfly. We have been reading the story, listening to the story read by the author and watching a short film of the story (click on the links to watch).

Today we tried a range of foods from the story – Swiss Cheese, watermelon,  plum, orange and pickle. Nursery what was your favourite? Why? Which food surprised you the most?

We used words such as sour, bitter, sweet, juicy and tangy to describe the taste.

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