Mad About Minibeasts

Today the children have been finding out about Minibeasts as we have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We went to our school’s wildlife garden to find out if we could find any Minibeasts and where they like to live.

The children looked in the grass, in the flower beds, under logs and stones, and in the school’s bug hotel.

We found lots of Minibeasts…snails, ants, ladybirds, centipedes, slugs, and a woodlouse.

Our next step in our learning is to make our very own bug hotel with Nursery in our Foundation Stage Outdoor area.

Making the Hungry Caterpillar… Out of biscuits!

Yesterday, we made a huge Hungry Caterpillar out of biscuits! We helped to weigh the ingredients out and mixed them together. We then each using a rolling pin to roll out the mixture and used circle cutters to make different sized parts of the caterpillar’s body.

When we had baked the biscuits, we let them cool before adding red and green icing to make our representation of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. At the end of the morning session, we  shared the biscuits out fairly between us all.


Thumbs up Thursday

This morning, we put our Learning Journeys out for parents to browse through during our weekly ‘Thumbs up Thursday’ time. Some of the children then asked if they could look at them too, they all

then looked through their own book and enjoyed talking about the pictures with their friends.




The Very Hungry Caterpillar

When we came back inside from play time today, something strange had happened! There was fruit in a line down the middle of Nursery and all of the pieces had big bites missing out of them! The children decided that they needed to investigate, so they followed the trail to work out who or what it could be. It didn’t take long for us to work out that it was The Very Hungry Caterpillar !