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Preschool News 25.05.21

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Another week has flown by...

in our personal, social and emotional development, we have listened carefully to each other, offered thoughts and ideas and shown confidence to speak to each other. It has been lovely to step back and watch friendships continue to blossom.

During our HeartSmart session, we learned that keeping going often brings reward. We read the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and pretended we were the children from the story. As we got to different obstacles within the story (grass, mud, etc..) we mimed getting ready to face the obstacle and then mimed going through it. At the end of the activity we discussed that if we had stopped at the mud or the grass we would have missed the fun of finding the bear. We talked about that even though it was tricky, there is always a away through the different obstacles.
Boris says ' There is always a way to keep going'.
So let us run the race that is before and never give up. Hebrews 12:1

To develop our communication and language development and understanding the world development, we have explored the words pupa, chrysalis and metamorphosis. These words came alive as we observed our Preschool caterpillars attach themselves to the underside of their lid. We learned that the caterpillar skin splits one more time and a pupa is now underneath. The pupa has a hard shell and this is sometimes called a chrysalis. We then learned that this change of body shape is called metamorphosis!
We are now counting how many days it will take for our beautifies to emerge.

Within our literacy sessions, we have continued to speak our story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and we are very excited to retell you the story next week (if our props are ready) – keep an eye out on Tapestry. For our writing activity, we have created our own story maps to retell the story – wow!

To support our physical development, we have been moving like minibeasts. We have wriggled like a worm, crawled like a caterpillar, scuttled like a beetle, fluttered like a butterfly, buzzed like a bee, crawled slowly like a snail and many more.

Pattern has been the focus of our mathematics sessions this week, we looked at some photographs of different caterpillars and discussed how they looked, we noticed spots, lines and splodges. We noticed that some of these patterns repeated themselves. We then created our own repeated pattern caterpillar.

We have created beautiful butterfly wings as part of our expressive arts and design development this week. First we painted our wings, then we spent our time creating beautiful patterns using a variety of material, including, tissue paper, sequins, glitter and paper. We have also performed our song 'There's a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf' – great job Preschool!

Thank your for another super fun week of learning Preschool.

Have a fantastic weekend,

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