We used fiction books and short clips to learn new facts about worms. The children were excited to learn that worms have no eyes and five hearts!
The children have been very determined to find real worms in the nursery garden. They enjoyed making the ground wet with the hose which helped to entice the worms to the surface of the mud. Lots of children were very happy to hold the worms in their hands and were excited to watch them wriggle.
The love of finding living things didn’t stop with worms, the children have also been fortunate to discover lots of caterpillars, wood lice, centipedes and spiders. This has sparked lots of curiosity amongst the children, they have asked lots of questions and commented on what they have found to their friends.
In maths we explored the concept of length, we learnt that it is when you measure to see how long or short something is. We used the comparative language ‘longer than’ and ‘shorter than’ to compare the length of plastic worms. The children then ordered pieces of string in length order starting with shortest to longest.
We have been developing the children’s fine motor skills, by weaving ‘super worm ‘and painting and drawing pictures or worms.
We look forward to more super worm learning next week.
Have a lovely weekend