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Carnival of the Animals

We have read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" this week. 

What we want to learn about minibeasts.

We have been sorting the foods from the Hungry Caterpillar into healthy and unhealthy.

We used the fruits that the Hungry Caterpillar ate to make a healthy fruit salad for our snack. We used special knives to help us safely cut the fruit ourselves. After we had eaten it, we practised saying which ones were our favourite in Welsh, "Dw i'n hoffi..."

We also made some crunchy carrot and cucumber caterpillar patterns.

We made some egg box caterpillars to help us grow some cress. We will be giving them a little bit of water every day and we will be looking to see what changes we see as they grow.

We have been practising writing our names and the adding the letters to a paper chain caterpillar. These are now looking lovely decorating our calm zone.

This week we read Superworm by Julia Donaldson. Why not listen to the story at home?

We went outside and thought of ideas for worm charming! We sand songs, danced and stamped our feet to tempt the worms to pop up and say "Hello". It must have worked because we found lots of wiggly worms.

We learnt the song "There's a worm at the Bottom of the Garden" to help us find worms. Practice singing it at home with Mr. Tumble.

We used our wiggly worms and caterpillars to help us tell some fantastic stories.

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We went on a minibeast hunt and recorded how many different insects we found.

We made some clues to help you guess what bugs we found. Have a go and see if you can guess them correctly.

We read the story, "What the Ladybird Heard"

We listened to instructions and gave instructions to our friends to help them get to different animals on the farm.

We worked as a group using natural materials outdoors to make bug art.

We made a Bug Hotel in our outdoor area hoping that more minibeasts will come and visit us.

We found some minibeasts while playing in our Quad area. We found a spider and a snail. Some children decided to make a little hotel for the snail that they had found, making sure it had mud, leaves and some water.

We sorted bugs using different criteria.

We sang the song Incy Wincy Spider" and thought about what Incy Wincy needed to keep dry. We investigated which material wold be best to make an umbrella to keep Incy Wincet dry.

We ended our topic by having an Easter Bug Ball. We made beautiful insect wings and a bug hat to wear.

We made a healthy bug themed picnic. We had snail wraps, caterpiller skewers, watermelon ladybirds and jelly worm pots.

We played musical statues, had a good dance and performed our Welsh minibeast song we had learned with Miss Brett.

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