Children at Hemlington Children's Centre Rosedene Nursery have been learning about mini beasts for the last two weeks. That culminated in a visit from Kirkleatham Owl Sanctuary this morning.
Manager Katie said, "we have been doing loads of different activities around mini beasts linking to the different areas of learning and development". These included:
A bug hunt in the garden and digging in the mud talking about what we have found, where they live how they move etc (Communication and language, Physical development and Understanding the World)
Made spiders, worms, snails and snakes with different materials such as play dough and junk modelling (Creative development)
When singing and dancing we have moved around like worms and butterflies (Communication and language and physical development)
We have counted spider legs and ladybird spots (Maths)
On Wednesday we had a visit to the library and chose some mini beast books to bring back to nursery (Communication and language and personal social and emotional development)