- The Hungry Caterpillar
- Caterpillar lifecycle
- Sequencing words
- Retelling The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: The Caterpillar, by Ian Larmont (resources)
Share poem. Rehearse at suitable times throughout the week, e.g. start/end of day. Help children to refine the actions associated with the poem. Vary pitch/tone of voice to stress words and phrases.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Baby clinic role-play equipment
Paints, collage materials
Painted or plain wood clothes pegs, tiny coloured pompoms, googly eyes, PVA glue
Poetry/Rhyme of the Week: The Tadpole by Elizabeth Gould
Share poem. Rehearse at suitable times throughout the week, e.g. start/end of day. Help children vary pitch/tone of voice to stress words/phrases. Consider recording and showing it on school website.
Group Reader: Elver the Eel
Follow the journey of Elver the eel as he travels across the world to find a place to live and grow. See Elver and his friends avoid dangers from land and sea on their long journey and learn more about how the eels adapt as they grow and move. This beautifully illustrated text is great to use alongside a topic on lifecycles.
Tadpole’s Promise by Jeanne Willis
Measuring jug, spoon, raisins or basil seeds, tweezers, small world frogs, packet of green jelly
Small-world ‘pond’ accessories
Frogspawn, magnifying glasses