This week we asked the question ‘how does a caterpillar change?’. We will soon find out for real, as we have begun to watch our class caterpillars change…. we are feeding them and observing them grow bigger day by day! We can’t wait to see what happens.
We learned about the life cycle of a butterfly; from egg to caterpillar, to chrysalis to butterfly. We used the internet to find information and watched videos of butterflies and their life cycles. We talked about how they are all different, all symmetrical and made our own symmetrical butterflies, both using IT and at the art table. Can you complete the life cycle?
We made symmetrical butterflies by folding paper, with a butterfly outline and blobs and patterns of paint on one wing. When we opened them, they were all different and all symmetrical!
We supported out learning by reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We drew our own class story map to remember the story and repeated the story to one another (imitated it) to remember the story. This will support our confidence when we write our story later.
In maths we explored money. We looked at specific coins that we use in England and learned to recognise the value of each. We then played shops by buying items up to the value of 10p and used different coins to equal that amount. It was very tricky! Please continue to use Maths Shed - we are in a competition with KS1 and we want to win the league!
The peahen has laid 5 eggs! She is still nesting on them outside out classroom. It’s very exciting.
In Monster Phonics this week, we have been practising reading and writing CCVC words using our previously taught digraphs. We also continued to read and write our 3 new tricky words – ‘time, out, house, about’. We used the story of ‘Little Red Hen’ to practise reading these words. Please find it at the bottom if you would like to practise at home! Please continue to read with your child regularly and make a note in their reading diary so we know they have read before we change their book. It really makes a difference to their confidence and fluency. Please also continue to use spelling shed. Again, this really helps the children to develop confidence and fluency with their segmenting and spelling skills.
Have a lovely half term and we will see you back on Monday 5th June.