Reception have been investigating mini beasts using different texts by the author Eric Carle.
‘The very hungry caterpillar’ text is helping us learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have used magnifying glasses to look closely at the caterpillars which we have in class. We are wondering when they are going to build their cocoons.
‘The grumpy ladybird’ story has helped us learn about doubles. We also used dominoes to find different totals.
Down the wiggly path, we counted the different mini beasts we found and discovered that some like to live in the dark and damp and some like to live in the bright sunshine. Back in class, we used the natural materials to create our own creatures which we photographed with the iPads. Then we created story maps to describe where our mini beasts slept, what they ate and what they like to do.
Keep hunting Reception!