The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This week we have been learning about The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the children have loved our topic taking part in both indoor and outdoor learning.

The children have been using their super exploring maths skills. In the garden the children have been on a fruit hunt to find the fruits from The Hungry Caterpillar which once they had collected the fruits they worked together to count how many fruits they had collected. They had to work together in small groups using their team work skills.

Inside the children have had a range of learning experiences. A maths sensory tray where the children enjoyed feeding the caterpillar numbers ranging from 1-20. Hungry Caterpillar themed jigsaws, a interactive mark making caterpillar 1-10 and caterpillar counting using the stampers matching the numbers to fruit 1-5.

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We have enjoyed reading our story in class and 1:1 with an adult. The children are fully engaged using the props, communication boards and the on screen animated. 

We have used our hands and balloons to create caterpillars. 

We have tried all the food from the story and shared their thoughts – I like it, I  don’t like it, yummy or yucky! 

We have used board maker to retell key events in the story. 

 

 

The Gingerbread Man

This weeks learning is all through our story ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We listen to the story through this song – 

We have made gingerbread men using play dough and put them in the oven to cook.

We have ran up and down the hill saying “run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m a gingerbread man”. 

We have been practising our – counting, making sums, mark making and painting gingerbread men.

Pancake Day

We LOVED pancake day! In group, we read through the story ‘Pancakes, Pancakes’ and selected the correct ingredients needed to make pancakes.

We then used the ingredients to make pancakes, and shouted “ready, steady, go!” to Sarah as she flipped the pancakes. 

When they were ready, we tried the pancakes with – chocolate, syrup, lemon and sugar. 

“yummy, chocolate is the best”

“I like it – yummy”

“I want more pancake” 

said some of the children. 

Wonderful Learning

We have had a wonderful half term learning through our topic ‘animals’. 

All the children have made good progress, achieving personal targets and building stronger relationships with their peers and adults 🙂 

Here are a few photos to show how well the children are engaging in a range of activities. 

We are brave :)

On Wednesday 5th March, we took part in Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. We talked about the word ‘brave’ and what that meant to us. The children took part in trying different foods they may have not had before like – spinach, twiglets, pickled onions, onion rings crisps and rice pudding. They were all very brave and tried at least two different things and shared their opinion. 

We spoke about what ‘brave’ thing they have achieved recently 🙂 

 

 

Bolton Aquarium

Today we went to Bolton Library to visit the aquarium. We saw lots of different types of fish and discussed their different – sizes, colours and names. 

We are so proud of how well the children walked around the library and how they walked to and from the bus. 

We are excited for our new story this week ‘Hooray for fish!’ as we are focusing on sea animals.

Physical Friday

Today we have engaged with a programme called ‘Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle’ which supports our pre-writing skills.

We used flipper flappers to help move our gross motor skills up/down, side to side and around. We then created the same movements on the paper using two crayons or large chalks and at the last station we made marks in shaving foam. We also drew a smiley faces,  a sheep and even our names. 

Amazing learning today! Well done Bluebell children.