On Monday when we arrived in nursery, we discovered that most of our butterflies had emerged from their chrysalis. We observed our butterflies in their pavilion for a few days and then released them today. We have been looking to find out what plants we should grow in our garden to attract butterflies and have now planted a budlia. We hope as it’s flowers emerge, we manage to attract lots of butterflies to our nursery garden. nearly all our children are now aware of the life cycle of the butterfly.
Our buddies sent us all a letter to tell us a little about them. During the week we then met our buddies and they played with us in nursery. We were able to share with our buddies some of the things we have been learning in nursery. We can’t wait to meet them again this week.
Our caterpillars have really grown and have now formed a chrysalis. We have now transferred them to the butterfly pavilion. We wonder how long it will take before they are butterflies. We can’t wait.
Lots of excitement at Bonnytoun this week.
We watched on the screen, chicks hatch out of the bird’s eggs. We think the bird in the nest is a coal tit. The parents of the little chicks have been extremely busy feeding them all week.
We also have 10 caterpillars in nursery. We have been watching them grow. Already they have got so much bigger and fatter.
This week we also had grandparents/ Special person day. This was attended by over 90 special people. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Over the last few weeks we have been learning about babies. This week we have been learning about baby animals and we were really lucky to have the opportunity to see some baby lambs. Thank you to Alistair and Amy who brought the lambs to nursery. One of the lambs was only 2 weeks old and the other was 4 weeks. We know that baby lambs get milk from their mummy but we also found out this week that these lambs also get a bottle of milk and already they can have some hay and special nuts for lambs.
In December we managed to learn lots of new songs for our Singalongs. We enjoyed performing in front of an audience and by the final performance our confidence had certainly grown. We showed that we could talk confidently and clearly into a microphone, sing lots of songs in front of an audience and play instruments in time to the music.
We also had great fun at our parties where we were able to dance expressively and play lots of games. We certainly enjoyed the food on offer at our parties.
In our construction area in December we built a sleigh and took on the roles of elves, Santa and reindeer. We were extremely busy. We had lots of letters to read to make sure we had all the correct presents for the children.