We enjoyed listening to our story outside in the shade of the tree because the weather has been so hot. One of the children was delighted when a tiny green grasshopper jumped onto his arm. This led to a discussion about it living in the grass. We learned a new word “camouflage.” We also enjoyed doing our relaxation outside lying on the grass.
We went on a minibeast hunt and soon found lots of aphids, ants and there were lots of ladybirds nearby. We watched a line of ants marching across the playground. We have been learning about life cycles. We watched films about the life cycle of the butterfly and the frog. One of the children asked if an ant has a life cycle which led us to learn about the egg, larva, pupa and adult. We learned how they communicate with each other and how they work together to protect the colony. We enjoyed reading Monkey Puzzle and thinking about baby animals that look like their adults and ones which do not. We learned that animals and humans change in appearance over time.
We are learning about sharing in maths. We investigated sharing using 12 raisins and grouping them into 2, 3 and 4 groups and saw how the numbers changed. We enjoyed eating them.