What a beautiful week we have had. We made good use of the lovely weather and spent a morning in the forest. We had fun staying in the track lines on the field and ran some relay races. whilst in the forest, we used some soapy water to try to trick some worms into believing it was raining just like in our story, Yucky Worms, by Vivian French. We had prepared a wormery in our classroom and so we needed to add some worms.
On Wednesday, for our PE session, the sun was shining again so we headed back out to the field and had lots of fun.
We watched a video to show how worms move and tried to demonstrate that using
Play-Doh worms that we had made. We then used an app called ‘Stop Motion’ to make our animations of a moving worm. Click below to see a few examples of what the children were able to produce with very little adult input.
Our cooking this week was to use our senses to explore several of our classroom herbs and some other edible salad leaves. The children smelled, tasted and felt the different leaves and chose those they wanted to use for their salad.
Butterflies have been excited to see our caterpillars become cocoons over the duration of this week. The last caterpillar crawled to the top of the container just this afternoon. We should be able to transfer them into the butterfly net on Monday.
Sadly, our ants didn’t make it.
Also this week, we played some maths games, building our thinking skills and reviewing the concept of subtraction. We created butterfly life cycles using pasta shapes and Busy Things. We made paper folded caterpillars that we could make move by blowing through straws, trying to investigate where best to point the air and which paper worked best.
Thank you for the many donations of bottles and chocolate.
Congratulations to our star this week.
Enjoy the weekend.