May 27 2015

Bug Hotels!

A slightly strange week without Mrs Micklem as she had a very nasty virus which left her dizzy and nauseous. The children missed her and made cards but we were delighted to see her recovering by Thursday, when she popped in to see us. A big thank you to all our volunteers who helped us with reading this week.
Having completed our writing about our animal characters, we moved on to design our bug hotels. We had to think about how to attract our insects and other animals, while making entrances and attractive areas for them to enjoy! Luckily the weather allowed us to build our designs outside and with the help of Miss Partridge and Lyn, we completed them and even found some guests to try out our rooms! Sadly they were not paying guests, but they were great fun to study and see which food they preferred.
Unfortunately a rather wet night followed and though we had put our hotels in the storage shed, they were a little soggy by morning, though many of the guests were still enjoying an extended holiday!
It was sad to see Mrs Osgood retire this week, though she promises to come with us when we walk to the woods. Great news as she has such a wealth of knowledge about plants and trees.
Finally, a week to rest and recharge our batteries, ready for the last half of the Summer Term. We have Charlotte back to show us some Indian dances and we are off to Falmouth Art gallery for a workshop, with year 6.

Team point challenge: what happened to our bug hotels the night after we made them?