It’s all about spiders and insects this week at The Children’s House! The children have been showing a LOT of interest in spiders for the past while, having spotted (the very odd) spiders in the school – and they’re always checking to see if they’re still up on the ceiling, which they generally are, despite enthusisatic brushing of their webs!! We will be learning about the differences between spiders and insects (spiders have 8 legs, insects 6, spiders’s bodies are in 2 segments, insects’s are in 3 etc); it’s a good way to get children used to small creatures and overcome any fears they may have, as well as practising the skills of comparing and classifying within the first studies of entomology! The children will be making their own insect or spider lifecycle, and also making playdough representations…it promises to be a very fun, if slightly scary week!!
Incy Wincy Spider
Incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain…
And the incy wincy spider climbed up the spout again!