The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Apologies for the late blog this week, unfortunately I have had no internet in my house since last week and waiting for the technician to come and sort it out. Hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly!
Last week we finished off Chines New Year with a Dragon Dance around school, the children really enjoyed it....especially being allowed to make lots of noise!
We started our new topic of The Very Hungry Caterpillar as part of our Spring and in the Garden Topic. The children are doing so well with the repetitive story and using so much English language using days of the week, numbers, food names etc.
One of our local Mini Beasts heard about our topic and decided to pay us a visit....
We did our dragon dance, using the musical instruments to scare away the bad spirits
Tried writing some Chines letters to say Happy New Year
We also had a theatre group come in to school to teach us about healthy eating, the children really enjoyed the interactive activities
And we did some threading for our Tiny caterpillar on a leaf
Then the tiny caterpillar ate all the food and became a very big and fat caterpillar
This week we will be continuing with The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Following the life cycle of the caterpillar.
Also this week we started our Read Write Inc groups and the children have been trying really hard to learn all the new letter sounds. We will be adding letters o, c, k and u.
In maths we are looking at symmetry and counting how many mini beasts we have, separating two groups and realising we still have the same number.
After our theatre group visit we are encouraging the children to eat healthy foods. We would appreciate your help by sending in healthy snacks for merienda, eg. fruit, small sandwich, meats and cheeses, trying to avoid biscuits for snack. Also we would recommend that the children don't bring yogurt drinks as they we are not able to keep them refrigerated. We have a policy in school that we don't allow nuts in the case of allergies.
Could you please ensure your child has a change of clothes in their change bag in case of accidents or when playing in the water. Please also change the clothes to winter/warmer clothing as it's quite cold to change them into shorts and T-shirts.
The rest of the school are changing to email notifications instead of the blog, I have asked a few of the parents which they would prefer and we will go with the majority vote. I am happy to continue with the blog but I understand some people find it easier to access emails.
Have a great week,