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.
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!
This morning we received a special delivery of eggs. They will be kept in an incubator until they have hatched, both Nursery and Reception will have the opportunity to watch them hatch and develop over the next 2 weeks. Through this we will learn more about the life cycle of a chicken. It looks as though one may hatch later this afternoon. How exciting!
This week nursery have continued to conduct experiments. This time we have been predicting whether items from the classroom will sink or float if placed in water and talked about why. We’ve also investigated what will happen when you mix oil, salt, sugar, flour and food colouring to water.
This week nursery have been experimenting! We added different coloured food colouring to the water of our daffodils to see if they would change colour. We had to wait a long time to see any changes, but today we could see that the petals are changing colour. It’s not very easy to see, so we’ve had to use magnifying glasses to help us.
Nursery incorporated their daily run around the playground today with some mark making. When Mrs Biss stopped running, they drew circles on the floor or lines on the walls in chalk. They are getting their muscles ready for writing.