This week the Acorn Preschool children have been closely watching the caterpillars and have been really surprised to see how quickly they grow. We have continued to learn the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and the children are now able to tell the story with actions on their own. Use this story map with your children at home and see if they can remember the main events of the story and retell them in their own words.
We have also learnt the complete ‘Caterpillar’ song too – ‘There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf” which explains the different stages of the caterpillars life to the children. Ask your child, and see if they remember the words (and actions).
In the creative area the children have been using finger paints to get messy and make caterpillars. The children have also enjoyed exploring the props from the story – including 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges, 1 nice green leaf – and of course the very hungry caterpillar!
By Thursday, the caterpillars had all started to make their cocoon and so now we are waiting to see what emerges from the cocoon!
On Wednesday, the children enjoyed a visit back to Rosie at the Weaver Dairy Farm, where we were taken on a good old fashioned bug hunt in the long grasses of the farm fields. With nets swishing from side to side, we were busy catching butterflies, spiders and many other minibeasts. It was a FANTASTIC morning out!
This week the children have been using their problem solving skills to come up with ways to build dens outside, to keep themselves cool in the shade. This has taken a lot of thinking, planning and effort in working together, but the children were very pleased with the results!
Stars of the day this week were Thomas, Louie , Mia and Elizabeth. Well done to you all!