The time had finally come for us to release our class butterflies. The boys have thoroughly enjoyed watching them grow and seeing how they have changed over the last few weeks. The butterflies were released into our garden on a lovely sunny afternoon. We hope they come back to visit us soon.
After months of collecting and sorting all the bottle tops, it was finally the day we got to make our flower. The boys took complete ownership of how it should look and where the colours should go. The boys developed their fine motor skills during this activity as sticking the bottle tops to the frame was very intricate work. It was lovely to watch them working together as a team to complete the flower and they were so incredibly proud of how hard they worked.
Our flowers are now proudly displayed in the Reception garden so next time you drop off your son, have a look. Its amazing to see the hard work done by not only Reception but also Years 1 and 2.
The boys were very brave when we were visited by Zoolab who brought a wide range of creepy crawlies to see us. Our instructor told us lots of interesting facts about all the different animals and we even got to look closely at them, some closer than others!! Some boys were very brave and even held a cockroach and a snail! The Reception boys also got to see a snake and a tarantula, although luckily these stayed in their cage or in our instructors careful hands.
Reception had so much fun seeing all the different animals and asked lots of insightful questions, some we had to research further when we got back to the classroom.
I know the boys learnt a lot from this visit and cant wait for our next close encounter of the crawly kind.