Good morning Nursery and welcome back!
I hope you had a restful Easter break at home, what did you get up to? I would love to hear if you did an Easter project or if you did anything to celebrate Easter with your family. I have been eating lots of hot cross buns and 2 giant Easter eggs!! Please feel free to drop me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for the photos and updates so far, it is great to hear what you have been doing.
This week our learning focus will be the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Today you could read the story if you have the book or watch the story on you tube. Then I would like you to have a go at some drama and act out the main parts of the story, thinking about the life cycle of a butterfly. You will need to use your imagination!
First, see if you can pretend you are a tiny egg – curl up small in a ball on the floor.
Then – pop! Jump out of the egg and become a caterpillar – can you move around the floor like a caterpillar? Wriggle and slither using your body. Pretend to eat lots of food and grow bigger and bigger! ‘Munch, crunch, munch, crunch!’
Next, use your hands to spin a cocoon around your body then lie still. ( You could even wrap yourself in a blanket?!)
Then, start nibbling your way out of the cocoon, use your arms to get you out of your cocoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly!
Slowly and gracefully pretend to fly around like a butterfly, using your arms as wings!
Finally, land softly on a leaf and pretend to lay an egg!
Fantastic! Recap on the life cycle of a butterfly. Keep an eye out for caterpillars and butterflies when you are outside.
For a maths activity you could count how many of each food the caterpillar eats in the story. See if you can show that number of fingers on your hand, have a go at writing the numeral down or drawing the correct number of dots.
Enjoy your day,