This half term we are focusing on vehicles and the book, ‘Choo choo clickety-clack!’ Which you can find on YouTube if you haven’t got a copy at home. Our big question is ‘How do I get about?’ This has helped us to think about different ways to travel and how we go on a journey. This week we have been on a bus ride to the moon, a virtual train ride to the mountains, have sailed boats in the river, and excavated rocks in the quarry!
Yesterday we released our butterflies and off they flew. We all had a close look at their beautiful wings before they finally flew away as we waved goodbye! We talked about where they might go… maybe to find flowers in our gardens… maybe to lay their eggs so they can have some caterpillar babies or maybe they are off on holiday! Keep your eyes open for our butterflies next time you are out and about!
Today our butterflies have started emerging – one this morning, one this afternoon and the other 2 look ready to hatch anytime now! We have been observing them carefully today as their wings dry out before we release them later this week. “I love their colours on their wings!” “Their wings are so pretty!”
Lotta, our new therapy dog, came to visit today! She enjoyed being stroked and having her tummy tickled by the children! We will make sure she comes to say hello to all the Froglet children across the next few weeks 🙂
Our amazing caterpillars have grown so much over half term and have now turned into chrysalises ready to become butterflies in a few days time! I wonder what colour their wings will be? Can you see the beautiful gold streak on them?
This week Barry from Holly class has come to visit. He is an African Land Snail and is as big as Mrs Knights hand! We have enjoyed watching his slime around during our circle times and watched a great CBeebies clip to learn more about these animals.
This week our caterpillars have arrived! We have been waiting for them to be delivered in the post and they are finally here! They arrived on Monday and have already grown bigger. The brown stuff at the bottom is squashed up fruit for them to eat to help them grow. Mrs Knight is going to look after them over the holidays and hopefully they will soon turn into chrysalis! Watch this space 🦋 🐛
We have created some beautiful displays in Froglets all about our focus question… Who goes to the ugly bug ball? After tasting the 5 fruits from The Very Hungry Caterpillar we thought of different words to describe them and also explored other fruits we may have tasted at home! We also collaged, painted and drew some mini beasts for our garden display! They look beautiful ☺️
This morning we had some visitors in Froglets. After the rain the slugs and snails came out so we gathered some up to take a closer look! The children collected leaves and grass to make them a home. We talked about their similarities and differences, what they eat, why they have shells and where they like to live! After we had carefully looked after them we popped them back in the garden so they can find their friends again.
🐸 Miss Wainwright has joined our team until the end of May as a teacher in Froglets on Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Knight is currently teaching Monday – Thursday and Mrs West on Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to any one of us at collection / drop off or by email 😀