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  • 10
    Jun

    Bug Homes

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We went down to the woods to collect sticks, leaves, flowers and mud to create a bug home. We then used plastic bottles to make the outline of the home. We then worked together to fill our bug homes using the items we found in the woods. We talked about what they might need and the types of bugs we think will visit. We then found a place in our outdoor area to place it and named it 'Little Jesters Bug Hotel' We cant wait to see the bugs that visit!
  • 09
    Jun

    Bugs and Wildlife

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We have shared an interest for bugs and the wildlife around us. Today we used a tuff tray with insects, stones, wood and green water beads to expand our learning. We used the water beads to add a different texture to our tuff tray which the children enjoyed. They explored and used their senses to describe how the beads felt and what they reminded them of. We talked about the insects and what their habitats look like from our own experiences and knowledge.
  • 24
    May

    Bee's

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We have been looking at bees and why they are important. We have been taking parts in a range of activities and have enjoyed learning all about them. We use magnifying glasses to look for bees and other insects in our outdoor area. We made our own beehive using egg boxes which we painted yellow. We then drew our bees and use bubble wrap to print a beehive for them to live in.
  • 21
    May

    Into the Woods

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    Today we made up a story called 'Into the woods'. During circle time we asked the children what they would do and who they would see. We went around and said our own characters, we had fairies, gruffalo's, crocodiles, lions and tigers. We went to fairy land, beaches and had tea in the woods! We then decided to make dens. The children used blankets to create their own. They then found sticks and created a fire pit and used chopsticks and cotton balls for marshmallows.
  • 06
    May

    Goldilocks and the three bears

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    Today we helped Goldilocks make some porridge for the three bears. We used oats, milk, raisons and bananas and created our very own porridge. We made one for each of the bears, a big one, a middle one and a small one. We used big spoons to mix it all up and to scoop up the ingredients . Some of us wanted to make "Porridge cakes" we found some cupcake cases and made the bears some cakes as well.
  • 04
    May

    Jam Tarts

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We decided to make a yummy snack to take home. We used a cutter for the pastry and scooped lots of jam for their fillings. We then placed them in the oven and waited. They smelt really yummy!
  • 29
    Apr

    Cocoon

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    We have been learning all about caterpillars and butterflies, how they grow, make their cocoons and what makes them individual. We decided to make our own butterflies today. We used pictures to look closely at their patterns and features when making our own. In the afternoon we were able look at a Giants Atlas moth's cocoon. We looked closely to see what it was made of and what it felt like. We then had a look at all the caterpillars and butterflies inside the book. We were really interested in their patterns and their funny names.
  • 26
    Apr

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    This week we are reading the Hungry Caterpillar. After reading the story we made our own using card, goggly eyes, sequins for their patterns and used a pen for their legs.
  • 22
    Apr

    Shadows

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    Today we have been looking at shadows. We had a go at picking different objects/animals to see what their shadow looked like. We then traced around them using bright coloured pencils. Some of us had a look around Little Jesters to see what other shadows we could find.
  • 20
    Apr

    Patterns

    Posted by Mrs L Jesters
    Today in our tuff tray we used a range of objects and tools to create patterns in the sand. We thought of the different ways we could use the tools and what affect they had. We talked about what a pattern was and where we could see them around Little Jesters. Some of us noticed certain patterns that looked like every day objects at home. One made a pattern that looked like a "Potato Waffle"!