We have had a quieter week in Reg 2 this week as the dreaded chickenpox has forced some of our children to stay home! That hasn't stopped the rest of us from working hard though!
We have continued to learn about the Very Hungry Caterpillar and we have drawn some fantastic pictures about the foods that the Hungry Caterpillar ate on Saturday in our Drawing the Write Way sessions.
We have also been counting and learning to write numbers 1-10 in our Maths sessions. We are very good at knowing which number is one less and one more than another number and are learning how to use a number line too!
Our caterpillars have grown very big now and are beginning to climb up to the top of the pot. Mrs Rothwell said they are getting ready to build the chrysalis (sometimes known as a cocoon- but we know that moths emerge from a cocoon and butterflies emerge from a chrysalis). We were allowed this week to let them crawl on our hands because they are big. Their feet are sticky and it tickled our hands!
A few weeks ago, Ava brought in a strawberry plant that she was caring for at home. It had 1 green strawberry on it. Mrs Rothwell showed this to the class and we had to keep it out of sight of the caterpillars just incase they fancied one to eat. This week Ava brought the plant back to school and the green strawberry had grown bigger and turned red. We learned that this meant it was ready to eat.
Ava also brought 3 punnets of strawberries for us to share at snack time and she ate the big, juicy red one from the plant.
We found it very funny that she brought the plant to school on Thursday because this is the day that the Hungry Caterpillar ate 4 strawberries!
Thank you to all parents that attended the parent meetings. Please, if you haven't returned your questionnaire, could you return it by Friday at the latest.