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Christ Church (Erith)

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April 2021

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

It's the start of a brand new term and we have a super new 'Butterfly' all about mini-beasts and insects, based around the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.


Click here for 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar Animation'


We think the hungry caterpillar has been in our classroom munching through some leaves! We have practised our threading skills with the holey leaves:


We have been practising our number skills by making insects with 6 legs, making them even with 3 legs on each side. Did you know all insects have 6 legs?




As well as learning the story and making up actions, we have also been practising our writing skills by labelling mini-beasts. We use our phonics and our Fred fingers to help us hear and write the sounds. look at our wonderful writing displayed on our working wall:



We have been continuing to learn and practise number bonds to 10. In our class we have lots of opportunities to independently practise what we have learnt. Here are some examples of our independent learning - we did it all by ourselves:



RE and Expressive Art and Design

We are learning about the Christian story of creation.  We are thinking about what we would put in our own Garden of Eden and we created pictures using our artistic skills:



We have also spent some time listening to classical music. We used pencils to draw a response to the music, thinking about how the music made us feel. Some children drew the sea and someone said it made them think about their mum:







The weather is slowly beginning to improve and we are enjoying taking our learning outside. We have recently received a kind donation of some new Duplo which we have really enjoyed building together:



We have been talking about some of the birds we can see around our area and the girls have been building a nest for them. They think a blackbird might like their nest. What do you think?


We have had a very productive month on our learning journeys. Parents - don't forget you can view many more photos of your child's learning on Tapestry:


Click here for Tapestry Online Learning Journal