The children have been supported in developing descriptive language, predicting and speculating with the arrival of our caterpillar larvae. Children housed, fed and observed the larvae develop into tiny caterpillars and used non-fiction books, magnifiers and the iPads to find out more information. The children were able to generate and answer questions and were amazed when they returned after the weekend to find "big, huge, hairy caterpillars!" It has been wonderful to hear the children using vocabulary such as "life cycle", "hatch" and "pupa". The experience so far has provided some lovely opportunities to be still, watch and think. Many children have drawn their observations and these are being displayed to document the process of metamorphosis. Watch this space for updates!
Rachel Keeling Nursery School
Bullard's Place, Morpeth Street, London, E2 0PS
Tel: 020 89805856
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