May 16, 2022 admin

16th – 20th May

We’re delighted to be taking part in the Map of Life 2022 community project in conjunction with Sallins Biodiversity Group this week! Following on from Gavin coming in to give a fantastic talk to the children about all the wonderful natural objects in our local environment, we’ve asked the children to collect materials from nature over the lovely sunny weekend to bring in to school on Monday, & we’re going to let them get creative with their finds both individually &in groups, depending on the classes & their interests – should be an interesting art project, & very process focused! As Maria Montessori valued nature & the outdoor environment so much we think that this is a lovely fit for us! As well as this, we will be learning all about the lifecycle of the butterfly this week, & doing music & movement.

Butterfly Poem

First comes a butterfly who lays an egg,
Out pops a caterpillar with many legs.

Oh see the caterpillar eat & then…
A little chrysalis to sleep in!

Oh, oh, oh, wait & see –
Oh, oh, oh, what can it be?

Out from the chrysalis, my oh my,
Out comes a pretty butterfly!