The Nursery at King’s St Alban’s have been learning about minibeasts during the first half of the Summer Term and have loved every opportunity to be curious, inquisitive and sometimes a little bit muddy!
The topic began with the classic story What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson. The children hunted for ladybirds, painted their own ladybirds and counted lots of spots! Over the last couple of weeks their learning has moved on to minibeasts and they have loved singing minibeast songs and practising their best minibeast moves in PE! In Forest School the children have been hunting high and low for different minibeast, using our bug catching pots and magnifying glasses. But perhaps the highlight for some was getting a little sticky creating their very own minibeast biscuits with fruit and chocolate chips for their snack.
There was much excitement this week, when the children were lucky enough to learn about beekeeping from Mrs Evans, who brought in a beekeeping outfit. The children loved trying it on and finding out how to look after bees. The children have also shown a real interest in butterflies, and this week have been learning about the lifecycle of butterfly. This tricky concept should stand them in good stead for future science lessons!
As well as all the minibeast excitement, the children have continued with their daily nursery routines and learning. The children enjoy group time every morning as our Cygnets and Swans groups come together to enjoy songs and stories. Our Swans children are making us very proud as they begin their transition to Reception and are wowing us with their amazing phonics and counting skills! The children have spent time outside in the nursery garden and we hope for some warmer weather soon so that we can get out there more often. They have loved playing with their nursery friends and also love a visit from the reception children too!