Superworm is super strong, Superworm is super long! This is yet another great story by Julia Donaldson. It is a story about the adventures of a super kind and caring worm. This book is a perfect opportunity to discuss what your child feels really confident or ‘super’ doing. For instance, in class children are super climbers or super name writers or super tidier uppers! It’s a terrific story to highlight your child’s strengths.
During Literacy and Communication and Language we have talked about friendships too and how to solve problems, comparing how the Minibeasts hatched a plan to save their friend. In the process, they all became super hero’s and super friends! How does your child solve problems? Do they try to figure out what to do first or do they immediately ask an adult for help? Perseverance and resilience are really important qualities to develop as this will support their transition into school. Trying to solve a difficulty independently first before seeking help gives children a sense of accomplishment even if they haven’t been able to figure out how to solve the problem by themselves.
We are looking at measurement in Maths . Could you make playdough worm and measure how long he is? Perhaps you’ve got some marks on a door frame with your child’s height. Compare how tall they were and how tall they are now. Could you measure the amount using a ruler? It’s a great opportunity to give them practical experiences and relate these to measuring. When you next go to the supermarket, see if your child can help you weigh your fruit and vegetables. It might take a little longer than usual but they will be engaged and this will support their developing skills for Reception.
We made a wormery this week in class and went hunting for worms. They came in all lengths and sizes from ginormous to teeny weeny. A wormery is simple to make using things you have at home. Give it a go, the trails they leave are fascinating to watch.
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence