In the Nursery we have been learning about things that move. Last week we began learning about bugs and insects. We have been using our explorer backpacks to go on bug hunts in the vegetable patch. We used trowels and gardening forks to dig in the soil, where we found snails, slugs, woodlice, centipedes and worms! We used magnifying glasses to look closely at the insects and found out information about them using non-fiction books. We noticed that one of our snails had bubbles coming out of its mouth so we looked in a snail book and found out that snails bubble when they are frightened so we put the snail back where we found it. We then drew pictures of the insects we had found on our hunt.


We have been reading the story of ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. We now have our own Nursery caterpillars and we are waiting for them to build a cocoon, they are growing every day! We have made some finger print caterpillars which we drew faces and legs on when they were dry. We have also been working together to make a ‘big, fat, hungry caterpillar’, using different techniques to mark-make on large sheets of paper and then cutting out circles for the body. We have also been practicing our threading skills, making colourful pasta caterpillars. On the smart board we created some green and red spotty caterpillars. For cooking this week we made a hungry caterpillar fruit salad, adding apples, pears, strawberries, plums and oranges. The children cut all the fruits independently.