A warm welcome back everyone! We are now half way through this academic year already. Meadows have had a wriggly start to the second half of this term, not because of trying to sit still, but because we have been learning all about ‘wriggly wiggly earth worms!’ Yes, you have guessed correctly, our new topic is ‘All creatures great and small’.
Meadows have enjoyed finding out about different types of creepy crawlies from our focus book, ‘Mad about minibeasts’, and were able to choose their favourite insect and explain their choice. The children had a trip to the allotment where they dug out some real worms to observe in the class. This sparked great interest and dialogue about how important the insects are for our planet.
On Shrove Tuesday there was a lot of excitement as the children got a chance to prepare a pancake mix and have some pancakes for their morning snack!
All throughout the week the children were having a wonderful time in our minibeast cave where they could go on an insect hunt and learn facts about insects, arachnids and all invertebrates.
Focus Text: Snail Trail-R. Brown
Adult Focus: PD- Fine motor & clay tool skills – create a snail using clay.
Literacy: I can listen and recall key facts – ‘Animal show’- speaking and describing a creature.
Maths: Positional Language – linked to focus text; which way did the snail go and Matisse snail pictures. Exploring spirals.
PSED: Linked to our school’s Golden agreements; discuss different scenarios, ‘what would you do if…?’ Is it right or wrong? Do you agree or disagree? Why? Discuss.
EAD: Make a snail trail for your clay snail using pizza cutters dipped in paint and roll. What direction is it going? (linked to Maths)
UW: Make slime
We are still building and enhancing our cave and if you would like to support us by donating artificial plants, green/ camouflage fabrics or fishing net that you no longer use, we would be grateful for it.
Have a restful weekend!