Beautiful Butterflies

Reception Class have really enjoyed growing butterflies in our classroom this term. Five weeks ago we took delivery of two pots of very tiny caterpillars. We have looked after them carefully watching as they grew and grew and grew! We kept a diary of their development with children taking it in turn to write an entry and take photos of the different stages. When we came back after half term we were very excited to find that instead of caterpillars we had chrysalides! We are now very proud to announce that from 10 tiny caterpillars we now have 10 beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. The children have been transfixed as each day we saw more butterflies emerging from their chrysalides. We learnt the word metamorphosis and Noah said “It’s really amazing, isn’t it Mrs Cross, how they change from caterpillars into butterflies.” Hattie described it as being “like a flick of magic” and it truly has been!

 

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