Painted Lady Butterflies

The Ducklings and Little Chicks were so excited to see the butterflies that had emerged from thier cocoons. They enjoyed spotting all of the different parts of the butterfly's body and loved watching its curly tongue (proboscis) drinking.

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Butterflies The Painted Lady

The Life cycle of the Caterpillar was complete and today Little Chicks and Ducklings set them free into their habitat with hope that they will stay in the local area as it a flowered environment. The children were amazed at the life cycle and have been observing throughout the process.

 

   

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The Butterfly Life Cycle

The children have been using different types of pasta to represent each stage of the butterfly life cycle and then labelling the different stages.

They are excited each day, to observe the caterpillars and see how they have changed! They had all turned into cocoons just before we broke up for…

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Outdoor plants and growth

Little Chicks have been observing the changes in the plants and the frog sprawn in the pond.

 

We have tadpoles and what looks like pond skaters in the pond.

 

 

 

Harley went outside and returned to Little Chicks "Come and see what has happened!"

The Little Chicks went to…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This week LIttle Chicks are learning about the Hungry Caterpillar, The Cautious Caterpillar, The Crunchy Munching Caterpillar.

 

 

Monday we read the Hungry Caterpillar, we retold the story in order. The Little Chicks then read the story and worked with their peers to put the props in…

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Butterfly life cycle

We are loving having our own caterpillars in the class to watch grow and change. We have been learning the life cycle of how a butterfly grows and changes. Ask them to tell you the big, long, new word beginning with 'm' that describes growing through big changes.

They have been ordering and…

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Life cycle of the Butterfly

Little Chicks have been learning the life cycle of the Butterfly. We listenend to the story Caterpillar Butterfly, The book is a non-fiction which teaches all about the life cycle of a caterpillar to the stage it becomes a butterfly, but it has a story element making this easier for children to…

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The life cycle of a plant

The Ducklings and Little Chicks have explored creating the life cycle of a plant by making play dough models of the different stages of grwoth. They lhave used new vocabulary such as root, shoot, sprout, stem, stalk, bud, leaf, flower and petal.

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Growth in the garden

Little Chicks have been looking at the growth of plants. We have planted horsechestnut trees and will watch them grow.

We looked at the bulbs and planted into pots.

Little Chicks observed the blooming of the flowers and painted a flower portrait.

Little Chicks observed the next…

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Science Week - Growing Frogs

Once again, frogspawn has made its annual appearance in our garden tough spot, just in time for our science week about the theme of 'Growth.'

The children will watch with interest over the next few weeks to see how it grows and changes. We have learnt a new word this week, 'metamorphosis.'

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Finding frogs!

Whilst the Ducklings were den building on the field, they discovered lots of frogs. The children enjoyed talking about the frogs and their life cycle together.

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Sun and sunflowers

Here is some lovely home learning from Jack this week! Amazing work, well done! We can't wait to see how your sunflowers grow! We hope that you didn't get too wet when you fell in the stream!! 

"We've enjoyed lots of lovely learning this week. We've learnt all about the sunflower, drawing a…

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