This year we are learning about the life cycle of a frog, first hand. We have been given some frog spawn and we are very much looking forward to watching it grow!
I asked the children what they already knew about frogs and their life cycle. The after school children drew me some lovely pictures which we have added to the playroom wall.
We are looking at both fiction and non fiction books about frogs and tadpoles.
You can see in this picture that they have passed the black dot stage and are beginning to look like little “Commas”.
I set up some small world toys which I thought might be a nice tool for consolidating the new information that we learn and initiate some small world play.
LEARNING INTENTIONS AND IDEAS FOR EXPANDING LEARNING:
- To learn about the life cycle of a frog.
- To observe and talk about the changes we see as the tadpoles grow and change.
- To take care of living creatures.
We will read fiction and non fiction books, enjoy small world play, observe, note, draw and talk about the changes we see. We will look at how these creatures move and how these movements change with their bodily changes. At the end of this project we will have also built a small, shallow pond in an enclosed flower bed, to release the frogs in to.