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Summer Term in F1

 

Throughout this term we will be having lots of fun learning about lots of different types of animals and how the animals grow and change.

 

The first story we will be basing our learning around is The Very Hungry caterpillar. We will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and how it changes from a little egg on a leaf into a beautiful, colourful butterfly.

 

We will be learning the song There’s a Little Caterpillar on a leaf that you could practice singing with your child at home:

 

There’s a Little Caterpillar on a Leaf

(To the tune of: She’ll be coming round the Mountain)

There’s a little Caterpillar on a leaf wiggle wiggle

There’s a little Caterpillar on a leaf wiggle wiggle

There’s a little Caterpillar , a little Caterpillar , a little Caterpillar  on a leaf

Wiggle Wiggle.

A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home spin spin

A cocoon is what he’s spinning for his home spin spin

A cocoon is what he’s spinning , cocoon is what he’s spinning, cocoon is what he’s spinning

for his home spin spin.

The he’ll be a butterfly and fly away flap flap

The he’ll be a butterfly and fly away flap flap

The he’ll be a butterfly , be a butterfly, be a butterfly and fly away

flap flap.

 

We will be hatching ducklings in the unit towards the end of the half term. The children will have the opportunity to hold the baby ducklings and watch them swimming in the water. The children will see how the ducklings arrive in the unit as eggs and then observe how they change as they start to grow.

 

 

We will be completing work based on the story Farmer Duck so if you have this book at home you could share this with your child.

 

For the final 7 week term we will be continuing to learn about animals.

We will start the term learning about Night Time (nocturnal animals) and we will be having Animal Arc visiting out unit on the first week back with a selection of nocturnal creatures including an owl, a skunk and a hedgehog. The children will have the opportunity to look at and touch these animals to support their understanding of this topic.

 

We will then go on to learning about Jungle Animals and the children will have fun going on A Jungle Adventure!

We will be basing our learning on a variety of different stories (listed below) so if you have any of these stories at home please share them with your child.

 

Week One - Owl Babies

Week Two- The Owl who was afraid of the Dark

Week Three- Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Week Four- Walking through the Jungle

Week 5- There’s a Rumble in the Jungle

Week 6- We’re going on a Lion Hunt

Week 7- Handa’s Surprise