The children have checked the seeds daily and noticed they are growing! First small shoots appeared at the bottom and now we can see some leaves forming.
In today’s assembly the sun was finally shining and we took our learning outside. The children were really pleased to be able to share their learning with their parents/carers. Thank you all for coming, it was lovely to see you all.
The nursery children have started to learn the first set of phonic letters/sounds. It’s only been a week and they already know five letters. They have spent the week practicing and have started to write them too. Today they showed their parents/carers in assembly how well they can write them and numbers too. I think you’ll agree, they’ve done some amazing work.
Have you ever wondered what a seed looks like when its growing under the soil? – Nursery have. This week we planted Nasturtium seeds and we wondered how they were changing, but we couldn’t see them. We put some runner bean/broad bean seeds into see through containers and bags so we can watch them change. We know seeds need soil, water and light – will these grow without soil?
Woke up this morning to find three of the chrysalides have turned into beautiful butterflies – they just couldn’t wait! They’ll be ready for release tomorrow and the Nursery children can help set them free.
While we have been away from nursery the caterpillars have changed and become Chrysalides. They’ve been moved to their new home. They’ll remain there until they become butterflies after which we hope to release them.
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!