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.
We all went on a walk in the school grounds to look for signs of Autumn. We found lots of leaves and sorted these using our own criteria. Some children sorted them by size, some by colour and one child even sorted them in groups depending which ones had spots and which ones didn’t.
After our walk we discussed what we now wanted to learn about Autumn. Hibernation and being seen in the dark were very popular ideas. We have now set up an area for animals to hibernate in our outside area.
When we were on our Autumn walk, we spotted lots of litter. Next day we decided to go and collect litter. We hope the outdoor area stays free from litter for a long time now.
Over the last few weeks we have been learning about dinosaurs. The children wanted to create Dinosaur Kingdom in our outdoor area. Dinosaurs were added to this area, they had pretend eggs and bones. Catriona then created her own sign for this land. The next day we had a dinosaur hunt and everyone had to complete a chart as soon as they saw a dinosaur. We have made clay dinosaurs and fossils and have even discovered bones in our sand tray. In nursery we now have a museum with a dinosaur display. We have posters and talking cards which share our learning. We have also been listening to lots of stories about dinosaurs and have created our own non-fiction dinosaur book.
We recently collected our potatoes and carrots from our garden. We were delighted with the harvest we had produced. We used our potatoes to make mashed potatoes, soup and potato salad. We have also been using balance scales to help to compare the weights of the potatoes and have been using the mathematical language, heavier than, lighter than and the same as.
Our second chick has arrived. Our children have named them Wendy and Olivia.