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Our topic this half term is: Why do spiders eat flies?



- To earn your fantastic news you need to make a minibeast collage.
- To earn a head teachers award, you need to find out some facts about your favourite minibeasts.

What we are doing in Poppy Class

Weeks 1 (WC 4.6.18)

We will be introducing our new topic about insects called ‘Why Do Spiders Eat Flies?’ The children will be exploring information about spiders and reading minibeast stories. This week the children will be making springy spiders. The children need to begin to develop their independence in dealing with self-care needs ready for when they go to reception. The children continue to practice their number skills and now need to work on representing numbers.

Many Thanks

The Nursery Team


What we are doing in Poppy Class

Week 2 (WC 11.6.18)

 The children will begin to look at the story ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ this week. The children will explore counting through the story and the different foods the caterpillar eats. The children will be talking about sharing and feelings and how to wait their turn when playing with different toys. The children continue to practice their writing skills and phonic sounds.

 Many Thanks

The Nursery Team

What we are doing in Poppy Class

Weeks 3 (WC 18.6.18)

 This week the children will continue to look at the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. They will be learning to tell the story and talking about healthy eating. The children will be looking at ways to create butterflies and caterpillars using different craft materials. The children will be learning to use different mathematical resources to add two groups together and compare quantities.

Many Thanks

The Nursery Team

What we are doing in Poppy Class

Week 4 (WC 25.6.18)

 This week the children will finish looking at the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and begin to explore non-fiction books. The children will continue to look at sharing and being a good friend. The children continue to practice their writing skills and learning their phonic sounds in order to blend and segment CVC words. The children will be developing their balancing and gross motor skills through outside activities such as running, climbing, walking along a line and using the chain bridge.

 Many Thanks

The Nursery Team

What we are doing in Poppy Class

Weeks 5 (WC 2.7.18)

This week the children will be looking at information books about insects and they will look at the story ‘Mad about Minibeasts’. This week will be a busy week as the children will have sports day on Wednesday 4th July (morning children 9:15am and Afternoon children 1:45pm).

The children will also be having transition day on Thursday 5th July. Children will come to nursery for 8:45-9am so they can be registered before staff will take them to their new class. Children will then need to be collected from nursery at 3:20pm. Please provide children with a packed lunch on this day.

Many Thanks

The Nursery Team

What we are doing in Poppy Class

Week 6 (WC 9.7.18)

This week the children will continue with the story ‘Mad about Minibeasts’. The children will be talking about their favourite minibeast and making bumble bees. They will be making ladybirds and practice their counting using the ladybird spots. The children will continue to develop their phonic knowledge ready for when they move to reception next year. Please support your children at home by playing sound picture games and number recognition games.

Many Thanks

The Nursery Team

Question Time:

Living things



Things to watch and do:
Drawing spiders
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/get-squiggling-spider

Drawing caterpillars
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/get-squiggling-caterpillar

Minibeast crafts
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/minibeast-crafts

Butterfly gallery
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/charlie-and-lola-butterflygallery

BBC bitesize wildlife videos
https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/z6svr82

Minibeast adventure with Jess
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess