You’ll not believe how much our caterpillars have grown!!! Look at them now….
We’ve been doing lots of learning all about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The children are now really good at telling the whole story using the story map. Have a go at telling the story together at home.
We’ve also been learning to answer questions we have asked about caterpillars and butterflies. When we were reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Jayden asked where the egg came from. We all had a few ideas but we decided to find out. We used non-fiction (information) books to find out the answers. Lots of the children had the right idea about what happened and where the egg came from but needed a little practise to be able to explain it in a sentence. Can you remember something else you found out from reading the books?
We were all able to show we could answer Jayden’s question in the form of a life cycle. Can you explain the life cycle and what happens?
There was a song Miss Parker knew which helped us to remember what happened. It is from the Music Express books and is sung to the tune of ‘She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain’. Can you sing the song and remember the actions?
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf (wiggle, wiggle), There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf (wiggle, wiggle), There’s a tiny caterpillar, tiny caterpillar, tiny caterpillar on a leaf (wiggle, wiggle).
He will eat the leaves around him ’til he’s full (munch, munch), He will……… (repeat)
A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home (spin, spin), A cocoon is……… (repeat)
Then he’ll be a butterfly and fly away (flap, flap), Then he’ll (repeat)
By the end of the week we’d learnt so much that we were able to write class sentences to explain what we’d learnt. We did some shared writing altogether with Mrs Murch helping us. Can you read the writing that we did together?
We were trying to predict when we thought the caterpillars would spin their cocoons. Some children thought it would be by Monday morning, some children thought it might take a bit longer. Everyone is excited for when we get the butterflies. Keep checking back to see when that happens…..