The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Robins are learning about life cycles over the next couple of weeks. This week we read a very familiar story to many of the children 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle and sequenced the stages of a butterfly's life. We are eagerly awaiting delivery of some Painted Lady Butterfly eggs so that we can observe the life cycle for ourselves in the classroom. On our walk we identified orange-tip butterflies as well as other flying mini-beasts including bumblebees and hoverflies. We also visited a field of lambs on the hill above Forest School and met the farmer who told us more about them. Lots of maths Dojo points were awarded this week as the children worked hard on learning number bonds to 10. Some really good listening and thinking skills were in evidence as the children used different manipulatives and ten-frames to find all the possible combinations. In Music we are learning a song called 'Big Bear Funk' and the children added some groovy dance moves including the funky monkey and the funky chicken!