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Caterpillar’s Learning Experiences

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Dear Catterpillar Parents and Carers We are now discontinuing the publishing of the weekly learning experiences. The experiences we have published to date have been compiled by looking at the children’s individual interests and then creatively incorporating them into the group Learning Experiences. This has meant that the home learning has therefore been generic and not child specific. We feel we can do better than this …. We will now be publishing individual next steps and home learning...

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Caterpillar’s Learning Experiences W/c 27th February 2017

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This week the Caterpillar’s are going to be exploring the importance of our dental hygiene. Through a variety of activities such as; making teeth in our art corner, reading the story ‘The Hungry Crocodile’ and even having toothbrushes and mirrors, the children will be able to see themselves and pretend to brush their teeth. Can you help the Crocodile to brush his teeth? Make sure you clean them properly! ‘Today’s the day the Caterpillar’s have a picnic!’ In the role-play area the children will...

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Caterpillar’s Learning Experiences W/c 20th February 2017

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Last week was such a success that we have decided to extend on in all areas. Due to the busyness of the Farm Shop, they need a loan to buy a tractor and trailer for home deliveries.  Together the children will be building their own out of boxes and materials.  I wonder what colour they will paint it and how big the trailer is going to be? From our Farm shop and exploration of food through feel and touch we will be exploring the new textures of raw and cooked food such as spaghetti and pasta. ...

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Caterpillar’s Learning Experiences W/c 13th February 2017

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Where does our food come from?  This week we are going down to the farm to discover where our milk, butter, eggs and vegetables come from.  Once these are cleaned and prepared, we will be packing them up into rustic boxes and selling them to our customers. Our customers will be exploring these foodstuffs and textures further as they use utensils and pots and pans to explore and mix to create some great menus.  Jamie Oliver, here we come!  Our children have been fascinated with ‘mobilo’...

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Caterpillar’s Learning Experiences W/c 6th February 2017

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The enjoyment of sounds continues this week with the addition of sounds and noises from a wide range of animals.  Will you be able to tell the difference between a dog and a pig or a cat and a lion?  Through our animal sound lotto, you will certainly have plenty of opportunities to try.  With a range of animals on display, you will also be able to have a try at imitating the sounds yourself as you play with them in various scenarios.   As we think about creating noises, we will be making our...

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Caterpillar’s Learning Experiences W/c 30th January 2017

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We are going to be thinking about sounds within the environment as we explore sound lotto with our Caterpillars this week.  Will you be able to recognise the sound of a telephone or a motor bike?  Lets find out.  There will also be a chance for you to make your sounds as we explore a range of musical instruments.  Which one is the loudest? Alongside this, you will be able to explore your gross motor skills with the addition of streamer shakers to form lines and circles.  This activity aids...

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