This week in Nursery the children have focused on minibeasts. They started this week by receiving a discovery sack containing items linked to minibeasts i.e. some small world minibeasts, sticks, leaves, a magnifying glass, a pair of binoculars and our minibeasts story of the week. The children then passed a leaf around the circle and were encouraged to share what they already know about minibeasts and what they would like to learn. The children then listened to the ‘Follow the Trail Minibeasts’ story and sang ‘There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden’ song. Later this week the children also received a letter from a minibeast detective who wanted their help to look for minibeasts in our outside area. The detective kindly provided magnifying glasses, binoculars, checklists, pencils and boxes for children to use to find and examine minibeasts during a minibeast hunt. On Friday the children used natural materials i.e. acorns, leaves, flower petals, stones, sticks and logs to create their own minibeasts. In the creative area, lots of children decided to collage or paint minibeasts such as ladybirds, bees and snails. During PE, the children practised moving like different minibeasts. For example, slithering like a slug, creeping like a beetle, wriggling like a caterpillar and fluttering like a butterfly. In the outside area, the children took part in spider web tag. This involved one child being the spider and tagging other children. Once the children had been tagged they ‘stuck’ to the spider web. The other children then had to free them. Some children also worked together to construct a ‘minibeast den’ in the outdoor area.

Article 28 – We all have the right to a good quality education.

Article 29 – We all have the right to develop our talents and abilities.

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