This week out caterpillars have changed quite a lot. We now have cocoons. The children are developing their understanding of life cycles and we have been looking at our new books that have been delivered. We have then discussed what comes first and sorting the life cycle sequence.
We have written some of the words that associated with our current interest.
Children have also started to explore the butterfly and we looked at the wings of the butterfly, one child noticed that “both sides are the same”.
We have been using puppets this week as a way of communicating and thinking about our feelings.💕Flora the flamingo made an appearance and encouraged the children to share their news and speak out in front of a group. We also used the inflatable microphones to add a bit of fun!😀
The tuff tray has been a hive of activity also, with various provocations to engage the children such as ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’🐻and Claudia the Counting Cockerel!🐔We have been practicing our counting, number recognition and fine motor skills too! Busy, busy, busy!😀
We have had such a busy and fun filled week in our discovery area.😍We embraced the theme of superheroes and discovered that one of the most special powers a superhero possesses is kindness. We read a special story called ‘There’s a Superhero in your book’ by Tom Fletcher. Following on from this we have decided to create our own ‘Oakburn Kindness Charter’…The children had some wonderful ideas such as we should use kind hands in nursery and help our friends!❤️
The boys and girls have been looking at ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ this week, counting all the food the caterpillar ate. We have explored numbers, sequences within the story, made our own butterflies using paint and folding our paper in half to create a symmetrical shape. One little boy said that he ‘loved making the butterfly’ 😁
“We have a butterfly”