Look what we have been learning
The Three Little Pigs
Out topic this half term has been 'Fairy tales'. The first 2 weeks we read the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We are currently reading 'The Three Little Pigs'. The children have been making story maps and retelling the story in their own words. They have even been building houses out of straw, sticks and bricks. I wonder which ones stayed up?
We have been very fortunate in the Foundation Unit to watch most of our chicks hatch and grow over the last 2 weeks. The children have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a chicken and the first hand experiences they have encountered will be a long lasting memory for all children. We were all very sad to see them go on Thursday.
Isla was looking at a non-fiction book about squirrels. She knew the squirrels ate acorns and she opened an acorn to find the nut inside. She told the children all about squirrels and showed them the non-fiction book. They looked at the predator 'Pine Marten' and were interested to find out how the squirrels could be protected.
Watch out for the Pine Marten!
The following day Zac took an interest in the non-fiction book especially the Pine Marten. He was worried that the Pine Marten might get our squirrels in our surrounding environment so he suggested we make a nest for the squirrel. We also made a squirrel time den for quiet reading. Zac told all the children about the Pine Marten and asked them to help him make his nest.
Looking for squirrels...
We all went outside with our imaginary binoculars to see the squirrels, but we didn't see any!
Mrs Clayton Young saw a squirrel!!