Worms, Yucky Worms

Happy New Year. This half term sees me back with my reception year group. It is lovely to see how much they have grown in confidence from when they were visiting preschoolers just six months ago.

Yucky worms

My theme for this half term is mini beasts starting with worms. The children were really excited by this and not one went ‘ugh’. We started with the book Yucky Worms by Vivian French so that they understood why worms are so good for the earth and their anatomy.



We then made wormeries, Continue reading

Craft Diary – 5th May 2013 – Bees and Ladybirds

At this time of year when the flowers start coming out it is a great time to talk about nature. Well what better way than to look at the work of bees and ladybirds. Our stories this week are The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle and Hows Bees Be by Alison Boyle and Laura Hambleton. I think I prefer The Bad Tempered Ladybird to The Hungry Caterpillar which I know is a classic but I really enjoyed this book.

bad tempered ladybird

How bees be




How Bees Be is great at explaining how colonies work in a fun and humourous way.

After the stories we then made face masks.  Continue reading