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Under The Sea

Nov 3, 2023

THEME

Under The Sea

COLOUR

Dark Blue

SHAPE

Circle & Cylinder

NUMBER

Recap

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LETTER

Uu – Under

This is definitely one of our favourite themes of the year!  

We spoke about the different animals that live “under the sea”, as well as on the shore and were pleasantly surprise to learn just how much our Bugs know about sea creatures. We covered everything from the teeniest tiniest little organism all the way up to the largest mammal on earth! We spoke about sharks and covered quite a few of the different species of sharks including the Great White Shark, the Hammerhead Shark, the Whale Shark and the Tiger Shark, that they are cold blooded and eat other sea creatures. We spoke about whales, like the Blue Whale and the Killer Whale, we spoke about the blowhole and what they use it for, as well as what they eat. We learned that turtles come to the shore to lay their eggs and bury them in the sand, and that they have a hard shell on the back to protect them from predators such as sharks and killer whales. We learned that the proper names for “Nemo” and “Dory” are a clown fish and a blue tang. We learned that Seahorses wrap their tails around seaweed to hold on and that the daddy seahorse carries the babies in his tummy rather than the mommy seahorse! We learned about Crabs and what they use their shell and pincers for, Sea Anemone’s that have poisonous spikes to protect them and Starfish that can regrow their limbs if they happen to lose one.  

We discussed the importance of marine conservation and why plastic is so dangerous for marine animals. We also got to play with our Ocean Sensory Table, which had blue fabric “water”, sand, shells, sands and plastic sea creatures in. The Bugs absolutely loved this activity and where so excited to go “hunting” for things on the table. 

For art for this theme, we made Loose Part Oceans. We did this by painting containers we have collected blue, getting sand from the sandpit, adding green seaweed and colouring fish in. The Bugs can use these to create their own ocean adventures at home.   

We hope you all have a lovely weekend, rest well and we will see you back next week for another exciting theme!  

Please remember to send your Shopping goodies in as soon as you can. We are all very excited for this theme! 

Lots of love 

The Busy Bugs teachers and assistants 

Next Week’s Theme: Shops and Shopping 

Next Week’s Show and Tell: No show and tell next week due to shopping fun! 

WEEKEND ... SHELL YEAH!

    

 Dates to Diarise: 

7 Nov: Haircut Day

8 Nov: Shopping Activity (during school)

10 Nov: CC Entrepreneur Market

15 Nov: HH Outing

22 Nov: SS Graduation

24 Nov: CC & SS Outings

 

 

Lots of love

Teacher Gemma, Teacher Monette and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Our ‘SCHOOL’ of Bugs!

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