World Book Day 2024

We celebrated World Book Day at Pre-School by coming dressed as our favourite characters from a book. It was great to see such a wide range of costumes and here are just a few:

We spend time throughout the day sharing our favourite books with each other. We were very lucky to have a few of the Year 6 Children with their teacher Mr Hayden, come and read some of our favourite stories to us during their lunchtime.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

After the Easter holidays, we returned to Pre-School with a new topic based on one of our favourite books, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We have been busy learning the story and to help us remember it, we created a large story map on one of the displays in Pre-School. Each of us took part in creating a piece of the story, and we have used the giant story map to help tell the story during carpet time.

We have also been busy making our very own Hungry Caterpillars using egg boxes. We painted our egg boxes with green for the body and red for the head, just like the caterpillar from the story, and then added on a face with googly eyes to the front and pipe cleaners for antennae; don’t they look great!

The best part about our ‘Hungry Caterpillar’ topic is the real caterpillars that we are watching grow at Pre-School. When they arrived, they were teeny-tiny little black specks in their tub. We learnt that at the bottom of the tub is all the food they would need to grow into big caterpillars, and that we would have to wait for around 2-3 weeks for them to grow big enough to make their own cocoons, called chrysalises. When they are all hanging form the top of the tub in their chrysalises, we can move them to the butterfly habitat and wait for them to emerge from their cocoons as butterflies. We can’t wait to watch the lifecycle happen in front of our eyes!