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We really are mad about minibeasts after this week. The children have had a whole week of looking at minibeasts and insects and exploring the many learning opportunities surrounding them. On Monday we looked at the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The children had lots of fun learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly, and tried really hard to draw the lifecycle. We made minibeast fact books and throughout the week added to these. Lots of fun was had by all when we discovered that caterpillars, when eating, move their jaw from left to right! The children thought this was hilarious, especially when we pretended to be caterpillars- Mrs Sutton made an excellent caterpillar!
Tuesday’s weather wasn’t so great but that didn’t stop us wrapping up warm and going on a bug hunt. The children were armed with pictures of minibeasts and insects, pencils and clipboards; ready to tally the minibeasts they spotted on their travels. We were all amazed at the amount of millipedes we found under the logs near the Key Stage Two building, it took us a long while to count them all. The children enjoyed looking at them with a magnifying glass and used lots of wonderful adjectives to describe them. We then went back to the classroom and had fun making our own ladybirds and sticking buttons on the wings to explore ‘doubles’, this was sticky and tricky!
Everyone enjoyed looking at minibeasts, however we did lots of talking about how we can look after them too. We decided to make a few bug hotels from cardboard boxes, fir cones, wood chippings and yoghurt pots. Mrs Sutton enjoyed working with the children to build a safe space for the bugs, ensuring that there were plenty of secret and safe hiding places for the bugs to live in. Jemima and Georgia painted theirs in beautiful rainbow colours, which looked very eye-catching. We then took them down to our Reception area near our bigger bug hotel and look forward to seeing what they attract.
Wednesday begun with the story of ‘The Very Busy Spider’, which is about a spider who built a wonderful web. The children then became spiders themselves and made their own webs by threading fine wool in and out of a pre-cut shape to make their web and a spider; which was later hung over the tuff tray. We couldn’t believe some of the facts we learned about spiders, and will definitely be watching out for them! Wednesday afternoon ended with the children helping Mrs Jones and Mrs Tarry to build a cool bug tuff tray for the children to explore next week.
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Nursery and Reception.