Our topic this half term is Life cycles and growth. We have got some caterpillars in a jar with some food. We are watching them grow daily and are waiting for them to transform into a chrysalis and then into a beautiful butterfly. Keep an eye on the photos to see the changes taking place.
From Egg to Chick
As part of our topic on Lifecycles we have been very lucky and have had the opportunity to observe eggs hatching into chicks, it takes 21 days for this to happen. The eggs arrived in an incubator and we were very excited. After three days the first chick hatched out and by the end of the school day three others hatched. After 24 hours they were moved into a brooding box were there was food, water and a light to keep them warm.
We learnt how to take care of them and how to handle them carefully. It has been a wonderful learning experience.
We have been very busy planting some cress and broadbean seeds. We had a discussion about the difference between the two and how cress can be grown on cotton wool but the broadbeans need to be grown in soil. The thing that they have in common is that they both need sunlight, water and air. Take a look at the pictures.