Starfish enjoyed their trip to northam Burrows this week. They did open air art using the pebbles from the pebble ride, went on a scavenger hunt along the strandline and explored the rockpools for local wildlife.
Starfish have been busy practising our fine motor skills by making paper chain tentacles for our collaborative class octopus which we are going to put in our ‘Under the Sea’ role play area.
Starfish class have continued their learning about ‘Sharing a Shell’ this week through the continuous provision and adult led activities.
Starfish have been busy exploring the different areas of the continuous provision this week. They have been making their own ‘Sharing a Shell’ books in the writing area by cutting and sticking pictures from the story and then writing alongside them. The children have been exploring the rock pool area which we then added paintbrushes to so they could mark make in the blue salt. They also had an exciting addition to the role play area later in the week with an ice cream parlour alongside the seaside shop, they have loved making ice creams for each other!
Starfish have thoroughly enjoyed their under the sea engage day. They made plasticine hermit crabs, sea snail selfies and sea creature biscuits.
Starfish have been looking closely at butterflies and caterpillars this week doing observational drawings of them from close up photos as well as using watercolour paints to paint pictures of them. They thought of different adjectives that would be good to describe the different caterpillars and butterflies and had a go at writing some of the adjectives about their drawings.
This week Starfish have been using The Hungry Caterpillar book as the focus of their learning. They have used their skills of cutting, sticking and stapling to make Hungry Caterpillar hats, found leaves in outdoor learning to create caterpillar collages and been drawing caterpillars on the interactive whiteboard. They have also been writing about the Hungry Caterpillar using word banks to support them and refining their fine motor skills by cutting out leaves and hole punching holes to make it look like the caterpillar has been munching at them.
In outdoor learning this week Starfish used clay to create flowers and plants. They found natural resources like sticks and stones to mark make on the clay to create patterns on the leaves, petals and centres of the flowers.
Starfish enjoyed a sunny visit to Rosemoor Gardens this week to explore how plants grow. In the journey through the gardens they learnt the names of the parts of a plant and began to understand how they grow and what they need to grow healthily. They planted their own cornflower seeds to bring back to school and used the leaves and petals they collected from their garden walk to create a flower collage.