Friday, 3 July 2020

Caterpillars, Butterflies and Ladybirds

Last week, Nursery were learning all about ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. We talked about the events in the story, discovered what the word symmetrical means, created symmetrical butterflies and looked at the life cycle of a butterfly. We also talked about all the food the caterpillar ate and discussed which were healthy options and which were treats we could enjoy once and a while. We thought about the taste, texture and smell of the foods and if we had tried them, whether we liked them. Some of us then drew pictures of our favourite foods for the caterpillar to try and some of us sequenced the food that the caterpillar ate each day. What a wonderful week we had in the beautiful sunshine.

Here is the final home learning grid for this term.

We  found a butterfly!

This week we shared the books ‘ What the Ladybird Heard', by Julia Donaldson, we then learned about Ladybirds using the internet. We talked about, shape, size and colour and found out some Ladybird facts.

In RE we have continued to think about Friendship. We found out what Jesus liked to do with his friends and thought about how we could say thank you to God for our friends.

In phonics we have been focussing on the first four letter sounds (phonemes) – s,a,t,p and we will be using these next week to segment and blend seven words - at, a, sat, pat, tap, sap, as. We have continued to practise our oral segmenting and blending using robot talk.

In Maths the children were asked to add spots to the Ladybird and count them. Sometimes the children count the spots by touching them one-to-one but they are now recognising small groups of spots automatically, this is called subitising. They practised adding 1 or 2 more and finding the new total number of spots on the Ladybird. 

Here are some of the other things we have enjoyed doing. 

Ladybird craft

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Corcoran and the Nursery team