This week to extend our learning about ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, we learnt about symmetrical patterns and how butterflies will often have these. We all made our own symmetrical pattern by painting one half of a butterfly and then carefully folding the paper so it would duplicate on the other side.
In RE, we learnt about the story of Pentecost and shared our thoughts on the story. We talked about and re-enacted the different feelings Jesus’ friends may be feeling when he rose to heaven and when he returned in the form of the Holy Spirit. We have also been learning about the ‘Creation Story’ and what God did on each of the 7 days in which the earth was made.
The children have continued enjoying their role play areas. They have been developing deeper stories and scenarios in the Garden Centre and Veterinary. Customers have started collecting and using money to buy products from the ‘shopkeepers’ and lovely manners are being shared by all.
For maths and literacy, we have been putting pictures from The Very Hungry Caterpillar in order from 1-10. To challenge ourselves, we’ve been using our phonics to try and write some sentences to describe the events and pictures. We had to concentrate very hard in this activity to cut carefully and stick accurately. The children have been very inventive and have chosen to make very long hungry caterpillars! This linked well with us attempting to write the ‘longer word’, caterpillar – segmenting the word to spell it using our phonic knowledge, as well as other words from the story to create a list.
Later in the week we made our own caterpillar paper chain, by linking paper and sticking them together. We also took part in a daily miles in the KS1 playground!
In Maths, we have been learning how to use tens-frames and whole part models. We practised using these in class and thought carefully about how to write number sentences.
We’re looking forward to another exciting week in which we will be moving onto our next focus story, ‘What The Ladybird Heard’.