Spiders, spiders everywhere!

Friday 29 April 2022

We’ve all had a fantastic week learning about minibeasts and, in particular, spiders. The children have been learning about the life-cycle of a spider, they’ve been drawing spiders from pictures and modelling them from junk materials. We’ve also been thinking about spiders’ webs and how these clever creatures spin them to catch their dinner. In our ‘rainforest cafe’, we’ve had lots of fun creating and ordering food inspired by our focus book: Spider Sandwiches by Claire Freedman. Today, we all went on a minibeast hunt around our garden area and found: worms, spiders, a bee and a woodlouse.

Our beans are growing well and the children have been helping to take care of them by watering them daily and weeding them. We’ve noticed lots of little holes appearing in their leaves so we’ve also been checking for caterpillars!

In maths, we’ve been thinking about the number five and, in phonics, we’ve been identifying words which have the same initial sounds.

Next week, after looking at minibeasts with many legs, we’ll be looking at those with no legs. I wonder what we’ll discover?

We all wish you a happy long weekend and see you on Tuesday.