πŸ¦‹ Setting our butterflies free! πŸ¦‹

When we returned to school after the weekend we had 5 butterflies! Every cocoon was empty. Our beautiful butterflies ate their orange and sugar water, they climbed to the top of the net and practiced flying down. When they were strong enough to fly we knew we had to release them outside. We have loved watching our caterpillars change into beautiful butterflies and will miss them in our classroom!

We all went outside onto the big playground, Mrs Williams and Miss Butterworth opened the net and helped the butterflies out. At first they didn’t want to leave us and kept flying back to the children! Once the butterflies were safe on the leaves in the trees we waved goodbye!

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🌱 There’s a worm at the bottom of the garden πŸŒ±

Ava in F1 class very kindly brought in some photographs to share with the class. Ava said she was having a BBQ in her dads garden and found two wiggly worms under a plant pot and a third in the soil! She also found a greenfly on her slide called an aphid!

This week our key question was ‘Do worms have legs?’ We have found out that worms don’t have legs but they have tiny hairs all over their bodies which help them to move through the soil when they wriggle!

πŸ¦‹ Butterfly Update πŸ¦‹

We now have three beautiful butterflies! They are currently enjoying oranges and sugar water for their breakfast πŸ™‚ they are using their long proboscis to suck up the juice! Our butterflies are called red admiral butterflies, they have beautiful orange, white and black patterns on their wings.

πŸ› Caterpillar Update! πŸ›

This morning when Miss Butterworth arrived at school she got very excited! Inside our net something beautiful had appeared with two wings and two antennas, can you guess what it was? That’s right it’s a beautiful butterfly πŸ¦‹

One of our caterpillars has finally pushed its way out of its cocoon! The butterfly is now drying the ink on its wings so don’t be alarmed by all the colour running down the net. We can’t wait for it to open its wings so we can see the patterns and colours on them. Hopefully more butterflies will be coming out of the other cocoons soon!