As part of our topic ‘Mad about Minibeasts’ we went bug hunting in the secret garden. It was a brilliant chance to find out where creepy crawlies like to live, especially as we want to make a bug hotel for them so it was good to see where they like to hide and what they need. We found a whole range of different bugs, ones that move fast and scuttle (our word of the week!) and ones that slide around very slowly! Under logs and in the holes of bricks were some of their best hiding places. Why don’t you have a hunt in your garden at home or in the parks or woods near you? Show us on tapestry what you discover!
Today we welcomed Barry into Froglets. He is an African Land Snail who usually lives in Reception but has come to visit us! We learnt all about his shell, foot, eyes and mouth, what he likes to eat and we all gave his shell a gentle stroke! He is as big as Mrs Knight’s hand! Since welcoming him this morning we have also found over 5 garden snails in Froglets… they are much smaller!
This term we will be learning all about the world around us and minibeasts. We have some new provision set up for next week and lots of creative activities to kick start our learning. If you do not have this book at home please have a look together on YouTube.
We have also set up a mini ‘school’ as the children have been enjoying being teachers. They sit and listen beautifully for their teacher friends!