We have been continuing our work on Minibeasts this week. The week began with 5 special visitors breaking out of their chrysalises. The children were so excited to see the butterflies. We kept them fed with flowers from the garden, some fruit and special water mixed with sugar. The children have cared for the butterflies so well and they really understood how and why they should be careful. We released them on Wednesday in the garden and it was so exciting to see them fly away. Look out for them in our garden as they are said to stay within the area they are released.
On Tuesday, Jungle Jo visited the school with lots of exciting animals. She shared so many facts and the children learnt some new words and songs about the animals. Some children were a little bit worried about the animals but with some encouragement stroked the animals. There are some pictures on the photo page, the animals were very fast and it was hard to get good photos.
The children have been doing some lovely writing about the minibeasts. They have been having a go independently and it has been lovely to see how much more confident they have got when not sitting with an adult for reassurance.
On Friday, I brought in my own pet, a dwarf hamster called Delphini. The children have heard lots of stories about her and have been so excited to meet her. They have been learning about how hamsters are nocturnal and were very excited to see her run around in her hamster ball when the they were in a circle.
This week has also been a whole school focus on poems. Thank you for sending in your poems and photographs. It has been lovely to share them. A big thank you to Nella's mummy for coming in and reading a poem in Czech. It's so lovely to celebrate all the different languages the children and their families in the class speak.
I hope you enjoy the summer fair tomorrow which is on from 12 till 3. Finishing just in time for the football in the afternoon. (It's coming home!!)
Miss Leach and Mrs Forty