This is the perfect project for Spring! Looking at minibeasts provides opportunities to learn about how we care for other creatures and for our environment, as well as plenty of counting, minibeasts stories and rhymes, etc.
Coats on and let’s explore!
They used their visual sense and intuition to look for bugs in our school’s mini woodland.
We were lucky enough to find a snail, they collected some grass and we made a special house for Sammy the Snail, he stayed with us the whole session before we release him. 🙂
Minibeasts small world and lots of worms in our messy area.
Making spiderwebs. Following a new approach Mrs Akoto left the crafting materials on the table with a big inspirational picture in the middle. Some children by their own initiative used glue sticks and pieces of cotton balls to create.
Decorating our own ladybird. They created and also had the opportunity to make choices of colours. Children worked their counting skills, they were encouraged to count the number of dots.
And Bug tracks on paper. They chose form a variety of minibeasts and dipped them in paint to see what kind of trace do they leave when they “get around” on the paper.
Spin art: making worms out of some brown paint and the magical salad spinner… They developed their hand/arm coordination and had lots of fun watching it spin round and around.
Drawing bugs: with some pictures as an inspiration the children spend a lovely morning producing their own felt tip pieces of art.
In small group time we enjoyed singing “Incy Wincy Spider”and listening to “The very hungry caterpillar” story.
This week we have been able to verify the progress that our 2YO have made in climbing and gross motor skills since we enjoy our brand new playground. The children love the new outside area and parents will be invited soon to stay and play with them 🙂
And because we have a new garden and Spring is the perfect time for gardening, Mrs Bah and some little helpers worked hard to fill one of our square planters pots with flowers, aromatic plants and vegetables: It looks amazing!
This led to the founding of a lot of real worms that were brought in the room so all the children could observe them, touch them and explore them.
We wish you all a lovely weekend and a nice Bank Holiday. See you all on Tuesday!