Ladybirds All Dressed In Red, Strolling Through The Flower Bed….M. Fleming

Amazing Meadows, we continue to be so proud of you all! This week, we have gone from slimy snails to lucky ladybirds or ‘Coccinellidae’! We discovered that ladybirds...


Amazing Meadows, we continue to be so proud of you all!

This week, we have gone from slimy snails to lucky ladybirds or ‘Coccinellidae’! We discovered that ladybirds are not just red, but orange, yellow, brown and even blue! Not all have spots and some even have stripes!

Meadows have been developing their map skills to describe which way their ladybird went, some applied directional arrows and key language such as straight ahead, through the gate, past, around, into, left and right! We made some wonderful observational drawings of unusual insects by looking very carefully at the various parts, shapes and patterns and some of us challenged ourselves further by creating a label for it. There was also rich dialogue about symmetry and how many spots the ladybirds had altogether. We also made some yummy bird feeders to help with our bird watching. We really challenged our brains this week!

Next Week:

Focus Text: The Farmyard Jamboree-M.R. MacDonald and other supporting farm animal stories and songs.

Adult Focus: PSED-Self-Regulation: –Playing the Kim’s game with farmyard animals to support memory skills, turn-taking, speaking and listening. (cc link MD-number/one more, one less)

MD: Numerical Pattern– Matching numerals to quantities. Feeding animals.

Literacy:  Word Reading & Understanding– Animal vocabulary, Farm animals and their baby names e.g. horse- foal, colt, filly, yearling

EAD: Being Imaginative and Expressive. I can join in with some farm animal action songs and rhymes. Extend by– make up my own version/rhyme

UW: I can name the things that we get from animals e.g. eggs, milk, wool.

Observe the bird feeders that were made and talk about the birds/creatures feeding on them/take photos, print and write captions.

Create an ‘observation station.’

Ways to support at home. Celebrate home learning by-

Continue to play number games, ‘roll and count dice’ games focusing on taking turns.

Practice playing ‘kim’s game’-

Go on a bird watch walk and see what you can spot. Take a photo to share. Search what kind of species it is? Ask an adult to read/scribe your description.

Reading: Continue to read individual letters of their name by saying the sounds for each. Can you find these sounds when you read together? Play ‘spot the sound X!’

Writing: Practice forming the letters of your name correctly with control. Remember, only a capital letter at the start of a name please.

Healthy Choices: Eat them to defeat them!    You could try this recipe with an adult.

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Have a restful weekend!

Nursery Team