Mad about Minibeasts! πŸ¦‹πŸͺ²πŸžπŸ›πŸͺ±πŸπŸ•ΈπŸ•·

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 β€˜school’ as the children have been enjoying being teachers. They sit and listen beautifully for their teacher friends!

🦎 We found a newt! πŸ¦Ž

Today we moved the mud kitchen and found a newt hiding in a hole in the wall! We carefully carried him inside and found a pot so that we could look at his beautiful skin. Mrs Knight showed us where the secret garden is and we took him to the pond where he can safely make a home. We were very excited to find him and we are all looking forward to finding more creatures in our garden this term.

🐣🌸Hello April… Hello Spring! πŸŒΈπŸ£

We have been busy today setting up lots of lovely Easter / Spring activities for you to enjoy… it even looks like the Easter Bunny has visited this evening and left us a note! Our spring tree needs some blossom and flowers so we’ll be busy next week!

We hope you can join us next Wednesday for our Easter end of term treat… please let an adult know when you drop off or collect if you can make it! 🐰🍫🐣🌸

Musical fun!

What a fun week we have had exploring sound in Froglets this week. To continue our learning about different sounds we welcomed a visit from Kip Pratt. He performed using lots of different instruments and we even got to join in!

We loved trying out all the instruments alongside Kip so we thought we would continue to perform in our own Froglets band!

We grabbed lots of Ukuleles, drums and xylophones and had a go at playing quickly, slowly, loudly and quietly!

Learning about recycling!

Today we had a visitor called Hannah from Resource Futures (Education Devon) who came to Froglets to talk to us all about Recycling. We pretended to be pirates, rowed our boat around the Nursery garden and found some sea creatures who needed rescuing as they were tangled up in plastic! We learnt all about why we need to take our litter home and put it in the bin to keep animals safe. Hannah shared a story called β€˜Duffy’s Lucky Escape’ which was about Duffy the turtle who had to rescued after eating a plastic bag she thought was a plastic bag.

Pancake Day

We had so much fun on pancake day. We had a go at making our own pancakes and tasted and smelt lemons! We looked at the ingredients that went into making pancakes and talked about our favourite toppings. At the end of the day we all had a try of some pancakes – we chose plain, lemon or chocolate ones – they were delicious!

Making maps

We have been busy reading and retelling the ‘What the Ladybird Heard story’. After joining in with the story we had a go at making maps of the farm just like Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh drew.

Showing our friends!

We were so proud of our pictures of all the animals and we even had a go at drawing the arrows showing the route they wanted to take. Fantastic map making Froglets!