Summer Term 1
During the first week of the new summer term, Year 2 were able to see the newly hatched butterflies that had been all snug in their cocoons over the Easter holidays. We were able to feed them apples and a water sugar solution with a pipette. As part of our conservation focus at St Dominic, we thought it was only fair that we release the butterflies as soon as possible into their natural environment. We sat outside near the playground where there are lots of wonderful plants and opened the butterfly home lid. It took a little while for the butterflies to leave but eventually, they all flew off to repeat their life cycle.
For the past two weeks, we have been exploring the United Kingdom. We had a look at maps of the UK, labelled where the countries are and researched what the capital cities are for each country. This week, we had a great time exploring Scotland and Wales. We learnt all about the climate, physical and human features and landscapes. During our research, we explored Ben Nevis and Snowdon, which are two out of the three peaks. We were also really interested in the Edinburgh and Cardiff castle. Next week, we will be exploring England and discovering more exciting geographical features.