This week we have been busy exploring our new topic ‘Busy Bodies’, starting with animals for the next two weeks.
On Monday the children were very surprised to find a selection of vegetables in the outdoor area, and were even more surprised when they realised that the vegetables had been nibbled! They could only come to one conclusion – that ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ had come to visit and was hiding somewhere outside. Following this the children have had a brilliant week of caterpillar and butterfly themed learning! They have developed their sketching skills by sketching the nibbled vegetables, the caterpillar and the butterfly as well as taking this further to use watercolour paints to create their pictures. They have been having fun re-writing the story, re-telling the story and making up their own stories. To add to the fun, the children have begun thinking of their own ‘The Very Hungry…’ stories, where they are using an animal of their choice to be the main character in their story. They have begun by drawing story maps and this will lead into story writing next week.
In Maths the children have continued to develop their understanding of place value, recognising the amount of tens and ones in any given single digit or 2-digit number. They have also explored comparing two numbers using < , > and = signs. There was, of course, a great ‘number-gator’ song that helped us along!
In Art the children have been learning about Picasso and the portraits that he created. They have taken his abstract ideas to create their own portraits of their friends. They used a variety of techniques and materials and they all look fab!
Next week in Green Class:
*Story writing – ‘The Very Hungry…’
*Measuring length using cm and m
*Naming and labelling parts of the body and relating these to their senses