Spring Term at March

Pre-School

While exploring our garden, pre-school found a wiggly worm! So we went on a hunt around the garden to see if we could find any more.
We had 4 pots with numbers 1 to 4 on. We looked under the logs for the worms and counted out the correct amount to go in each pot. We sat at the table with the pots and looked at the worms, talking about what sizes they were and how they move. We even tried to touch them. The children said that they were slippery.
After our fun in the garden we went inside and read ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson together.

As part of our investigations in mark making we have been making some fantastic spaghetti paintbrushes. We cooked half of the spaghetti and taped the other end together.
We thought they looked like real paint brushes!
We chose which colour paints we would like to use to create a picture with our spaghetti paintbrushes.
“I’m making wiggly worms” said one boy as he made wiggly lines on the paper.

Toddlers

We have been looking at several aspects of spring and have used exploring the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle to support this.
We have props to help us retell the story together and we have been creating our own caterpillar pictures. We have taste tested lots of the food that the caterpillar eats in the story.
We have made a display that shows what we have been doing which includes a big caterpillar which hangs over our book area.
We now have our own caterpillars to look after. We are going to watch them grow, form a cocoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly that we can release into our garden.

Garden Fun- Going on a bear hunt

We have been on a bear hunt in the garden.
We started off by reading ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen.
After the story we went into the garden to go on our own bear hunt!
We had to go through long wavy grass, a deep cold river, thick oozy mud, a big forest and a snowstorm before we reached a cave. Inside the cave we found a bear. It was a bit scary so we all ran inside to hide under the covers!

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