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27th April Week 4

Friday 1st May

It's Friday again boys and girls!  The weeks just fly in and I can hardly believe it's May already.  Well done to Grace for achieving a silver certificate on Study Ladder.  Louis and Mina have now got their gold and Sam has achieved his platinum certificate.  Well done everyone for home learning this week, you have worked really hard and it will be good to get a rest for the weekend.  Stay safe and have a great weekend.

Well done to our certificate winners this week.

Hi boys and girls welcome to week 4 of home learning.  We hope that you are settling into a routine again after the Easter break.  I am really missing you all and I wish we were back at school so that I could see all the Busy Bees and Primary 1's.  Last week was lovely and I was thinking a lot about how we would be really enjoying our outdoor play at this time.

The last week in April would see an end to our current topic which is new life and spring.  This week our story would have been 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.  We would usually read the story together a few times and do lots of activities around the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I love this story and I know you would too.  A lot of us may already have the book of the Hungry Caterpillar at home.  Have a look around for it and if you find it get mum or dad to read it to you.  If you don't have the book at home then you could search for the story on youtube where you could listen to someone else telling the story.  I hope you enjoy it!  Have a look around your garden and see if you can find any caterpillars.   

Look on the tops and bottoms of leaves for caterpillars. They are more likely to feed on young, immature growth and on leaves of plants that are isolated.  Notice if parts of the leaves appear eaten. On trees, also look for leaves that are curled. A caterpillar may be feeding near damaged leaves or inside a rolled leaf. You may see one traveling along the bark of a tree or stem of a plant, or in a crack or crevice of a branch.  Happy caterpillar hunting!

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This is a video of Eric Carle, who was the author of the Hungry Caterpillar reading this old favourite. It is great to hear Eric Carle reading this classic children's book because he wrote it and drew the pictures. I hope you enjoy it.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

You might also enjoy this short animated film of the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Mina is missing her friends in school so she decided to make her own friend to play with. This is Lillie and Mina made her from junk art. We know how much you love junk art making Mina!! Mina took Lillie to get eggs from the hens and played with her on the climbing frame. Mina and Lillie can have boiled eggs for breakfast yummy!

Louis has really enjoyed reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. He went out to find some caterpillars but couldn't find any. He did find these leaves with holes in them and he wondered if the caterpillars were hiding after having a feast on the leaves.

Today Sam made a caterpillar from our story this week. That is really good Sam! He did some home learning and then he had his packed lunch just like in school at his desk. It's funny how we miss the simple things like having packed lunch with our friends. Hopefully Amelia was there to keep you company Sam.

Harry has been enjoying the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar' this week and he made a caterpillar sock puppet. He looks great Harry, he'll be a great friend to play with on a wet day like today. Harry also looked at the lifecycle of a butterfly. Brilliant!

After listening to 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' Chloe couldn't wait to make her own caterpillar and butterfly art work. These are lovely Chloe, well done.

Mina looked for caterpillars but couldn't find any so she decided to make her own. These look great Mina.

Mina learned a rhyme about a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. Have a listen to her saying the rhyme.

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Here is Lucas enjoying the sunshine last week. This looks like great fun Lucas! Hopefully the sunshine will come back and we will get the pool out again soon.

Annie has been out searching for caterpillars this week and keeping busy by making jelly. She really enjoyed drawing everyone in her house and I think that is a great drawing Annie. Well done!