The toddlers are finding the stick insects fascinating

This week in Preschool 1 (Toddlers) we have been observing our stick insects and they are changing really quickly! One has grown even bigger than the others and we have named him Noodle because he’s very long and thin! One of them has shed its first skin and we discussed how it’s very similar to when butterflies break free from their cocoons. Soon we will be moving the stick insects to a new habitat (a tank) where we will be able to watch them more closely.


EYFS links: (22-36 months)

Speaking: Learns new words very rapidly and is able to use them in communicating.

Shape, space and measure: Beginning to categorise objects according to properties such as shape or size / Begins to use the language of size.

The world: Notices detailed features of objects in their environment.

(30-50 months)

The world: Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects / Talks about why things happen and how things work / Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time / Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.