This morning we looked at and listened to some clips about the seaside, the ocean and sea creatures… We talked about how an albatross was a large sea bird and discussed the tides and caves. Click on the clips to look and listen for yourself…
On Friday 24th May between 9:30 and 11 am, two of our five butterflies hatched! They took a little while to dry out their wings then fed themselves on our home made nectar. Miss Samra released them a little while later. The other butterflies hatched on Saturday 25th May healthily. Sadly, one of the pupae didn’t hatch because it had died so Miss Samra buried it. Take a look at the photos… What can you spot?
We’ve been learning so much about creatures this half term including how they come out and hunt at night and are nocturnal, or in the daytime so they are diurnal. We created collages to show which animals come out at the different times… Can you spot them and name them..?
The French composer Camille Saint-Saëns created some music about creatures using lots of different musical instruments. Listen to the different pieces about animals such as a lion, swan and chickens.
Listen to this delightful story by Jill Tomlinson about Plop the barn owl who is too scared of night time.
Listen to and watch the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra telling the story of Peter and the Wolf using instruments like clarinets, violins and oboes.
The Painted Lady Butterfly larvae (caterpillars) pupated at the weekend… They will transform over the next few days. Three of them didn’t manage to hang themselves up properly but we hope they will still hatch healthily. Take a look at shape and colour of them… What do you notice..? Watch the clip using the link below to remind yourself of the cycle so far and how they will change.
These are 2Ms caterpillars ready to pupate. They are making a ‘j’ shape with their bodies.
Click on the link for a short clip that shows their whole life cycle:
Wow! Look at the size (length and thickness) of the caterpillars at the end of this week!!! They’re about 5 centimetres long now – How quickly they have grown!!! There is so much caterpillar poo called ‘frass’ in the pot now (the small and larger dark green balls) and lots of rolled up old skin that they have shedded (the small black spiky balls). We think that they will be pupating very soon….Take a look at the photo:
Just look at the size (length and thickness) of the caterpillars today!!! They’re about 3 centimetres long already!!! They’re also really spiky. There are a lot of small, green balls at the bottom of the pot… This is actually caterpillar poo called ‘frass’! Take a look at the photo: