30 November 2015
We are now approaching the month of December which is a month full of celebrations. This Saturday will be Father’s Day, and I would like to wish all the fathers in our room a very happy father’s day in advance. We will then be celebrating Christmas and New Year. We have started to practice our Christmas songs for our Christmas show. The children have been singing and doing the actions, but we’ll never know what will happen until the day.
Last week we talked about mini-beasts that are not insects. After talking about worms we went out to look for worms in the garden. Instead of finding worms, we found caterpillars which all of us thought were worms. We then compared caterpillars to worms and saw that caterpillars had legs while worms didn’t. In the garden we also found a moth and a beetle. We were very excited and brought the beetle back to the classroom. Some of us were very interested in the beetle and visited the discovery centre a few times each day to look at the beetle. To our excitement, our beetle laid eggs which we then returned to the garden. Hopefully, next year we will see these eggs hatch into little beetles.
While talking about worms, we weaved worms (pictures) in and out of brown paper as though the worms were moving through soil. In the writing centre we drew lines on our worms before painting them for our under the ground picture. Apart from worms we also talked about lizards and snails. We crawled on the floor like lizards and snails, and found that it was harder to move like a snail. We talked about how snails could hide in their shells from danger and pretended to be snails hiding. In the discovery centre, we observed different kinds of shells, and in the art centre we dipped shells in paint before moving them around on paper to make snail trails. It was fun. Although we knew that snails move slowly, we couldn’t help but move our shells fast. Some of us even went “vroom, vroom” pretending that the shells were cars! After we had finished making these three mini-beasts, we hand painted the ground, and did fork painting for the grass for our under the ground picture.
This week we will be discussing our last mini-beast - the spider, before starting on our Father’s Day craft and Christmas crafts. Please take note that school will be closed next Monday 7 December as a compensation for the HM the King’s birthday.