▽ Animal Encounter!
We met Crazy Steve (the Brazilian red and white tarantula) and Tabatha (the Asian Forest scorpion) today. The children were incredibly interested in the features of the animals.
▽ Let’s cook!
Cooking with children is incredibly beneficial for them and supports so many areas of their development including physical skills, early science, maths, social and language development. Come on get your pinny out!
▽ Sensory Play
Why not try some sensory play while you are at home, today the children are exploring pasta dyed with food colouring while searching for mini-beasts! Sensory play includes activities that stimulate children’s senses such as sight, sound, smell, taste or touch. By providing this type of activity children will learn more about the world around them in a natural way, through their senses. Such activities contribute to brain development by stimulating the neurons in the brain to make connections, and help with development in all areas of learning.
▽ Mini-beast hunting!
Our topic for this half term is mini-beasts and life cycles.
As the weather gets warmer it is an ideal opportunity to get outdoors and explore nature. There are many different activities that you can do with your child to support them with this topic, please see our parent information section. Over the next few weeks we will observing the metamorphosis of a caterpillar as it turns into a butterfly. We will share the experience with you via the website, Facebook and email.