Category Science

Hatching Cocoons!

Our cocoons have started  hatching!. Small white moths have appeared! We are very excited! We love watching them and we like picking them up. We are very careful with them as Mrs Thieme tells us they are precious.(all 50 of them!):)  They don’t really fly and they only live for 3 days. In those 3 […]

Our Silkworms have started Spinning!

Our first yellow cocoon! We love watching the silkworms make their cocoons.. They spew out thread from tiny holes in their jaws, which they use to spin into their egg-bearing cocoons. This takes 72 hours, during which time they produce between 500-1200 silken threads. Just amazing!

Our Worm Farm!

Mrs Thieme brought in her worm farm for a few days. We looked at all the worms and fed it some vegetable waste. When Mrs Thieme poured some water in it we saw the work juice that came out out it. Mrs Thieme told us that it was  a fantastic way to minimise food waste […]

Pollination Fun!

This week we have been learning about bees and pollination. We all made little bee puppets and colored in flowers that we stuck on paper bags. Mrs Thieme filled the paper bags with yummy cheezels! As it was such a beautiful day we went into the playground to carry out our pollination experiment! We put […]

Bread and Honey!

Today we learned more about bees! We learned all about the Queen bee and the drones and the worker bees. When Mrs Thieme told us the worker bees were all girls, Lilly cheered  loudly! We had bread and honey which most of us loved! Mrs Thieme showed us photos from her sister’s bee farm. Her […]

Silkworms!

Our silkworm eggs have started to hatch! They are so tiny but they seem to be eating a lot. We  watch We wanted to pick them up but Mrs Thieme said we will have to wait until they are bigger because they are very easy to squash right now! We know they only eat Mulberry […]

Snails!

Look at our artistic snails. We drew our own spiral and used 2 colours of sparkling paper to decorate the spiral. We had to tear the paper into small pieces. This is a lot harder than it sounds. We then created a pattern in the spiral. After looking at pictures of a snail we drew […]

Butterflies!

Finally got up our free drawn butterflies from 2 weeks ago! We did our best to make sure they were symmetrical!    

The Snail Race!

  We have been looking  and learning about snails all week ! Today we had a snail race. There were enough snails to have one each so we were all pretty excited. We could hardly wait! We all chose a snail. We made sure to try and get the speediest, most fit looking snail!~!!!!!!. We […]

We have Silkworm Eggs!

We have a new addition to the classroom!!!!! Well nearly! At the  moment they are just eggs and they look like this. Mrs Thieme is sure that they are going to start hatching soon!