Mini beasts!

This week we have started our new topic of Minibeasts! The children have been very excited and had lots of questions about where they live and how they move.

We started by reading our new class story, The very Hungry Caterpillar.

The children have been learning the days of the week and what the caterpillar eats on each day.

We have been doing lots of learning activities about minibeasts. Here’s what we have been up to.

We started the week by exploring paint mixing and how to make green.

Lola enjoyed mixing the paint with her hands.
Evie made a pattern with her colours.

We then used the green we had made to paint our own very hungry caterpillar.

Lewis painted a face on his hungry caterpillar
Maisie really enjoyed using her hands to paint.
Esmae was very proud of her hungry caterpillar.

We found there were bugs in the jelly!

Connie and Ollie has lots of fun in the jelly.
Ollie liked how the jelly felt.

We threaded leaves from the hungry caterpillar story.

Steph was proud of her threading

The children have been really interested In playing with each other’s hair and having theirs put up so we had a hair dressers in Froglets this week.

Connie pretended to wash and colour Aeryn-Mays hair

It was pancake day this week so on Tuesday we had a go at making out own pancakes.

Aidan helped to mix
Thomas enjoyed doing some mixing
Merlin couldn’t wait to try them.
Mrs Small showed off her flipping skills.

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet…

Froglets have been learning all about animals over the last 2 weeks.

Our focus text has been Dear Zoo

The children have learnt the story and come up with actions to help them remember.

I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet…
They sent me…
An elephant but he was too big so I sent him back.

The children have also been doing lots of animal themed activities…

We wrote to the zoo asking for our favourite animal from the story as a pet. Annie wanted a giraffe.

We looked hard at the patterns the animals had on the and then tried to recreate them using different techniques.

Lewis rollered the yellow paint and then splodged the brown to make a giraffe pattern.
Rufus and Flynn used the cotton buds to paint long lines for their zebra pattern.

We also had to wash the farm animals as they were very muddy.