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My Senses

Feb 2, 2024


My Senses










“We use our hands to feel, we use our hands to feel. Rough, smooth, soft and hard, we use our hands to feel!” 

We have had such a fun week! We asked the Bugs lots of questions about their senses, and which parts of the body is used for our different senses. Our eyes to see, noses to smell, hands to feel, mouths to taste and ears to hear. We also did lots of singing – singing in soft voices, loud voices, deep voices and squeaky voices – putting our Auditory (hearing) sense to use. 

We engaged our Tactile (touch) sense by feeling our texture boards. We also explored our Gustatory (taste) sense, which happens to be The Busy Bugs teachers’ favorite activity throughout the entire year, by doing a taste exercise using a mild coffee mix for bitter, syrup for sweet, salt for salty and our favorite – citric acid for sour. We did feel a little bad after making these Bugs taste citric acid… so we gave them a little treat afterwards, a yummy sweet! We just love watching the different reactions and facial expressions caused by the tastes- especially the sour one- and we always end up in fits of laughter! 

We explored our Olfactory Sense (smell) by using our smelling jars. Some of the Bugs were a little reluctant to get their noses too close, but for the most part, everyone had fun! 

Friday, we explored our Auditory senses some more by playing with musical instruments, banging drums, shaking bells, knocking sticks together and listening to the different sounds from the piano. 

Our art piece for this week is a surprise and will be kept safe and sound until our Art Expo! 

So, as you can see, we had a very busy and exciting week and look forward to many, many more with your awesome Bugs! 

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all next week. 

 Next week’s theme: Health and Hygiene 

Please could we ask everyone to send your child’s toothbrush and toothpaste, clearly labelled, in a Ziploc bag by Friday. We will be brushing our teeth after snack on Friday as a fun activity! 




Have a wonderful weekend!


 Dates to Diarise:

8 Feb: Abacus Parent Training Evening

9 Feb: Bonfire Picnic

12 Feb: CC Term Meeting

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco (during school)

15 Feb: Haircut Day

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School


Lots of love

Teacher Gemma and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Our Bugs!

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