What have we been doing this week?
This week we have been thinking about how the caterpillar felt in the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We have written diaries, imagining that we are the caterpillar. We've been using lots of descriptive language and thinking carefully about the caterpillar's feelings throughout the story. We have also been learning about alliteration and have created our own alliteration to describe the caterpillar’s food.
In maths we have been learning to name 2D shapes and describe their properties. We have been solving some tricky shape word problems.
In art, we have been getting really creative making butterfly collages, imitating the style that Eric Carle (author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar) uses in his illustrations, and using what we learnt about symmetry last week.
What will we be doing next week?
Next week we will be getting really creative, writing our own stories based upon 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We'll be choosing a different animal to be the main character, different foods to eat, and a different ending.
We're also looking forward to going out to our allotment to plant seeds.
In Science, be planning an investigation to find out what happens when a plant doesnt get enough light. We'll be working in groups to plan our investigation, observing our findings and writing up our results.
In our work on life-cycles, we'll be moving on to look at the life-cycle of a frog.
We'll be working on positional language in maths, learning to understand and follow directions (half turn, quarter turn, left, right).
For our last forest schools session of this year, we'll be taking part in a treasure hunt!