This week in Ash Class, we have mostly been thinking about baby animals, the life cycle of a butterfly, and how baby animals are born. We matched babies to parent animals, and noticed how some don’t look at all like their mothers! It was also fun sorting animals by how they came into the world: those which came from their mothers’ bellies and those which hatched from eggs. Children were surprised to hear that octopuses came from eggs, and that mother octopuses (octopii?) only lay eggs once in their lifetimes.
We really enjoyed reading the old classic ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. Such a wonderful book, full of fun and learning. We have explored counting, the days of the week, and favourite foods as well as the life cycle of a butterfly of course. It was a perfect opportunity to get messy and do some potato printed caterpillars!
And by complete coincidence Bella found a cocoon in her garden and brought it in to school. Freddie then found another inside one of our new tractor tyres!
The hungry caterpillar in the story loved to nibble his way through leaves, so we had fun making holes on leaves with a hole punch, and counting how many holes we had made.
I think that just about covers most of our activity this week! If you have any questions or worries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. And most importantly, have a lovely weekend!
From Ms Rowe and the FSU team