Category Archives: Class Work

Incy Wincy Spider

This week as part of our mini beast topic we have been learning about SPIDERS!

We have learnt that spiders are not insects but arachnids. They have eight legs and only two body parts. They lay lots of eggs which hatch into baby spiders called spiderlings.

We have read the story by Eric Carle called ‘The Very Busy Spider’ and sang the nursery rhyme Incy Wincy Spider.

During the week we have made up our own spider stories and acted them out.

Made webs on the painting table and creation station.

Caught spiders at the funky Fingers table and at the tuft spot.

Labelled spiders, made spiders, counting spiders and other activities too!

Mini Beasts – Ladybirds

This half term in the Swans class we are going to be learning about mini beasts.

This week we have been focussing on Ladybirds. We have looked at both information books and fiction books. The stories that we have read this week were ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’ by Eric Carle and ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson who happens to one of our class authors.

The children have been busy writing about ladybirds, making ladybirds at the creation station and balancing golf ball ladybirds on golf tees at the funky fingers station.

During our maths we have been looking at doubling and halving and have used the ladybirds and their spots to help us.

Easter Workshop

This week the foundation stage held their Easter workshop. Parents were invited to join their children to make an Easter hat. Everyone gathered in the dinner hall, selected the resources they wanted to use from a large selection and then set about making their creations.

There were lots of great hats created!