This week, we released our butterflies into the wild! We would like to say a huge thank you to Hukam’s family for looking after them in their cocoons over the half term break. We were very lucky when we released them, as they seemed to want to stick around! Each of us managed to hold a butterfly before they flew off.
Butterfly, flying free,
What a lovely sight to see!
Flying through the warm spring air
A flash of colour, here and there.
When you were hiding in your tiny cocoon
Did you know you would grow wings, so soon?
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On Tuesday we were lucky to be visited by a fascinating zoologist, who brought along his very own pond!
We all had a go at pond dipping. We were very excited to find tadpoles, caterpillars, pond snails and sticklebacks amongst many other creatures. We also had the opportunity to hold a very calm toad!
The day really brought our topic work to life.
We would like to thank Mrs Barker for organising the visit.
As part of our Year 1 topic- ‘The Great Outdoors’, we have made butterfly life cycle plates.
Do you know about a butterfly’s life cycle? 1F would like to tell you all about it…
Firstly, they begin life as an egg on a leaf.
Soon they will hatch into a caterpillar.
Later on, they build a house called a cocoon.
Before they hatch from the cocoon, they have become a beautiful butterfly.
A life cycle never stops. The butterflies lay more eggs which will in time become butterflies as well.
We have been reading Eric Carle’s classic book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We were able to answer questions about the story to show our understanding.
We have our own butterfly habitat in the classroom and we are hoping to see the butterfly’s life cycle first hand very soon!
Here we are enjoying our Year 1 springtime nature hunt. Each boy from 1F worked with a partner from 1B. Every pair had to hunt for the following things-
- A bird’s nest
- A green leaf
- A bird
- A flower bud
- A seedling
- A daffodil
- An insect
- A squirrel
Of all of these, a squirrel was definitely the trickiest to spot! We do have grey squirrels who live in the trees, but we have learnt that they only come down to the ground if we are calm and quiet. The easiest thing to spot was a green leaf, as our playground is full of them at the moment!
What a lovely afternoon in Year 1.