Finally the caterpillars have hatched into butterflies!
When we came in today we noticed there was a butterfly out of its chrysalis.
Then after register we saw two more butterflies hatch.
When they came out their wings were wrinkly and wet. They didn’t flap their wings. We read the information books and it said that their wings had to dry and go hard before they would start to move them.
In the afternoon we put in some sugar water and flowers for them to eat and drink.
Mr O’Leary came in and we showed them him. He showed us a photo on his phone of butterflies he’d seen at the Natural History Museum in London. There were butterflies eating oranges and banana skins! So after snack we put in a banana skin. Tomorrow we might put in an orange!
Today was Art Day and we were drawing pictures for an Art competition. All the schools in Congleton are entering.
We had to look at an artist and draw a picture in there style. We looked at Stephen Wiltshire he draws landscape pictures from memory and is extremely good. Miss Irwin told us about him and how special he was. She showed us his work in the gallery on his we page, we were amazed!
Miss Irwin said if we tried we could do pictures like him. So we practised a sketch on whiteboards sat at our Year 1 tables, then we drew it for real.
We drew a picture of the Astbury green and Church. Then we drew the shape outlines, then added the details we coloured them In like Stephen’s bus, with just select colours in certain places. We used blue and green.
These are our final pictures.
At the end of the day Miss Irwin had to pick 6 people to go in the Competition.
Because we all worked so hard we got a prize. It’s been a brilliant day 🙂
This week we have moved around our classroom to make it a pretend Year 1 classroom. This is so we can practise doing Year 1 work.
Look at us doing Year 1 maths!
We love working like Year 1’s.
Watch this video chick watch
To see how the chicks have grown in a week.
Some of them are starting to grow feathers.
It’s official EYFS is OUTSTANDING and so are Class Jonah. The letter went home today and on the website telling everybody about what Mr Pye thought of our school and our learning. We are so happy and proud in Class Jonah because we have all worked extremely hard.
This week in Class Jonah Miss Irwin has noticed we are starting to turn into Year 1’s. Our brains are doing Year 1 work and we didn’t even realise it! Percy sent us some maths problems to solve and we could do them all by doing adding, taking away and careful counting. Percy was so impressed he sent us some even harder problems to solve. Which we did ‘easy peasy!’. In phonics and writing our super sentences and spelling has just been amazing, Miss Irwin said some of our writing has Year 2 sounds in it. We have asked Miss Irwin if we can have Year 1 work and if we can work like they do in Mr Robinson’s class. So she said next week we can have a practise, we are so excited! J
Next week on Tuesday it is a whole school Art Day where each class is going to be doing a piece of Art work to enter the Congleton ‘Primary school Art Competition’. Class Jonah are going to be doing a Stephen Wiltshire picture. We will also be finishing our class information book on chicks.
How can you help at home?
- Practise the new sound it sounds the same as ‘oa’ but it looks like ‘oe’ for toe and only comes in a few words. We practised writing silly sentences with it in like 2 I can paint my toe nails.” You could try doing this at home!
· To get us ready for Year 1 work in maths we need to keep practising counting and now counting groups together and writing number sentences up to 20. E.g 13+2= , 5+1=
May Day tomorrow. Make sure your in school for 12.30pm wearing your May Day clothes.
See you all at May Day J
Miss Irwin, Miss Kippen and Mrs Brammeld
This afternoon we moved the caterpillars in their chrysalis into the butterfly net, ready for their hatching which should be any day now.
We saw the caterpillars wriggling inside the chrysalis! Look!
Unfortunately class Jonah had some bad news. Last night little Fergie the chick died, he just wasn’t strong enough to survive. It’s been a little bit upsetting for some of us today especially Miss Irwin.
The class decided they wanted to bury Fergie. So we made plans of what to do.
This afternoon we had a chick funeral. Some of us made a cross with Miss Kippen and some of us wrote a prayer with Miss Irwin. We buried him, said our
Prayer and put a special stone on his grave.
He’s up in chick heaven now running around watching over us and we know that because Romeo saw the sun come out as soon as we buried him.