Minibeasts!

Minibeasts!

Unfortunately due to technical issues I am unable to add any pictures to the blog :( please keep checking your child’s learning journey on Tapestry to see what they have been up to.

However we have had a busy start to the week learning all about minibeasts. We have been using the Playdough and insect enhancements to create our own minibeasts, using tweezers to pick out the ‘worms’ (made of wool) out of the sand and used them to count how many and compare the lengths. We also developed our cutting skills by using the scissors to ‘munch’ the leaves like caterpillars!

We have also learnt out talk4writing text this week, one of my favourites, the very hungry caterpillar. You child should have received the story and text map today- if they didn’t please pick one up from the staff tomorrow.

Snakes!

Snakes!

We decided to learn all about snakes next week!

We discussed what we already knew about snakes and we thought of some questions…

What do snakes eat?

Where do snakes live?

How do snakes move?

Do snakes have legs?

What do snakes look like?

What sizes are snakes?

How do they eat?

Do snakes have baby snakes?

Do snakes have eyes?

Do snakes have teeth?

Do they open their mouths wide or suck?

How do we look after snakes?

Do you have snakes as pets?

What patterns are on snakes?

Do snakes eat ladybirds?

Do snakes have really big mouths to eat birds?

Do some snakes have small mouths?

What length are snakes?

What do snakes feel like?

What colour are snakes?

Do snakes drink?

 

Wow what a lot of questions for us to investigate! If you find out any of the answers please write them in the comment box below!

There’s a rumble in the jungle!

There’s a rumble in the jungle!

We hope that all of our families have had a lovely Easter holidays and enjoyed the sunshine in between the showers! During our last exploration into pets we noticed that lots of the children liked talking about what it would be like to have a less conventional and ‘exotic’ animal as a pet. Reggie told us about having a hippo as a pet! Therefore we decided that we would use the text ‘Dear Zoo’ as our focus for talk4writing and use the jungle and safari as a theme for our learning. Mrs Underwood and Nessa had a very busy day transforming the nursery into a jungle experience.

We can’t wait to see how the children develop their learning next week!

Dennis the rabbit came to visit!

Dennis the rabbit came to visit!

As we are learning all about vets and pets this week, Dawn brought her rabbit called Dennis into Nursery. We found out how Dawn cares for Dennis, what he likes to eat and drink and how she keeps him healthy and happy. We all had a little stroke of Dennis- he is SO soft! All of the children were caring toward to Dennis and he was so happy and relaxed at nursery he had a little sleep!

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A police officer visitor!

A police officer visitor!

One of our parents kindly came in to tell us about her role as a police officer today. She told us all about her job and showed us the equipment that she carries in her uniform to keep herself and others safe. She reminded us that the police are very friendly and we can talk to them if we need help. We said a big THANK YOU to her for working so hard to keep us all safe!

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