Summer 1 has been minibeastastic in Foundation stage. We kicked off the topic with the arrival of our caterpillars. The children were absolutely fascinated watching the changes through their life cycle and we all shared releasing the most beautiful butterflies into our school grounds.
One of our story books has been The king of tiny things and this helped us focus on how to care for minibeasts. The children have loved mini beast hunts outside helping top up the outdoor bug hotel and making their own habitats for insects.
Children learned in detail about worms and snails and produced some beautiful writing using their increasing phonics knowledge. Their artwork has been amazing with watercolour paintings of bugs and some detailed observational drawing.
The have loved getting year 1 ready in PE and have used the gym equipment with increasing skill and control as well as starting to participate in team games.
Numeracy this term has expanded on the children’s basic number knowledge and we have been looking at 1 more 1 less, addition, pattern and shape in all areas of our learning.
We are looking forward to our final term together before their transition into year 1.