Sunday, 30 July 2017

EXPLORING THE BUG SENSORY TRAY

The "Bug sensory tray" has been a big hit. Everyone (including the adults) have had a rummage around in it. There have been grouping of bugs, counting of bugs, moving of bugs around the house and in to the garden (I am sure I have lost a few), The addition of bugs (real live ones) and learning about bug life cycles. 


Have you ever tried to count the legs on a centipede? It's not easy.
Have you ever looked at how a Bee grows from a tiny egg in to a fully grown Bee?


Why do ants like to walk in straight lines when they are gathering food?


We have asked so many questions and looked for the answers using books and the internet. We also like to look at David Attenborough DVD's during these topics because he has such amazing ftage of things we would never get to see in real life!


We are now moving on to Seeds! How do they grow? We have talked a lot about how bugs like to eat plants and we have planted some veg in the garden and talked about keeping them safe from the slugs and snails. So really this is more of a recap on things we looked at a few months ago. It is always good to go back when topics link like this. It shows everything in a "bigger picture" kind of way rather than as separate events. It will also bring us back to the birds that we looked at during nesting season.

Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Mathematical
  • Communication and Language Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Understanding the world

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