This week in the nursery we have been very excited to see our caterpillars turn into cocoons hopefully by next week we will have some butterflies. The Monday/Tuesday children helped to prepare some sugar water for the butterflies to eat once hatched.
Both groups have been learning about symmetry. We have been looking at how butterflies and ladybirds are ‘the same’ on both side there for they are symmetrical.
Both groups have also been looking at the story the very hungry caterpillar seeing if we are able to retell the story in our own way, during this time we also created glueing’s of the life cycle of the butterfly.
This week both groups have explored our local environment and identifying some features. We went for a walk around the local village and to the banking where we spotted the bridge – we had lots of fun shouting and hearing our echoes.
As we explore minibeasts, we have been introduced to our nursery caterpillars that we will be keeping safe and watching them grow. The children have taken part in various mark making / writing opportunities experimenting with making letter shapes and creating letters/words independently.
This week in nursery we have been learning all about mini beasts. Both groups of children have been out in the school grounds hunting for mini beasts and we found lots. We used mini beast hunt sheets to organise our findings by marking off each insect as we found them.
As part of this learning we have been exploring different mini beast songs such as Incy wincy spider and the ants go marching, the Monday/Tuesday group asked if there was a song about a centipede so we played “the wee Kirkcudbright centipede” and made our own human centipede in the garden to act out the song.