The caterpillars that arrived last week have grown so much. Now that they are bigger we can see more detail. The children have noticed that they look ‘spikey’ and there is a green line running all along their sides. With half term fast approaching, we hope they’ll wait until we get back to turn into butterflies. We’ll keep you posted on their developments.
This week in nursery we have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The caterpillar in the story eats through lots of fruit and today nursery decided to make their own fruit salad. We used apples, plums, apricots, melon, banana, mango and papaya.
Nursery have been inspired by the arrival of the caterpillars and during group work have made salt dough caterpillar models, looked at the life cycle of a caterpillar, cut out pictures of it, placing them in the right order and decorated a butterfly picture making sure each side matched. Look at just some of their amazing work!
Following on from the visits we had from chicks and snails, we now have some caterpillars in EYFS.
They’re really small at the moment but we’re going to watch them grow. We’ll keep you posted on how much they change.
This morning Year 1 have become authors and are writing their own stories. The classroom is a full of children fully focused on their learning and I am so excited to read their stories later today!
What a fascinating couple of weeks Reception and Nursery have had seeing 13 chicks hatch and grow…
The children have loved observing the chicks and how they have been changing in appearance and developing new skills such as jumping. They also had the opportunity to hold a chick and describe how that felt. Sadly today we had to say good bye to the chicks today. If you would like to talk more to your child about how they will look when they are fully grown please look up the breed Cream Legbar Chicken.
Following on from the chicks that arrived last week, we had a visit from some snails. We talked about what we thought the snails might like to eat and watched them travel across the table using words like ‘slither, slide and slow’. We noticed too that these words all start with the same sound!
Year 4 explored the power of their words this afternoon. They spoke kindly to one apple and used hurtful words to another. Although both apples looked the same, when we cut them open, one had been damaged and bruised by our words. How did it make you feel?