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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Life Cycle of a Butterfly 


This half term we have been learning about life cycles. After reading the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' we talked about what happened within the story and how the caterpillar got bigger, then made a small house for himself called a 'cocoon'. He stayed in his cocoon for 2 weeks and eventually he nibbled a hole out of his cocoon and he came out of his cocoon as a beautiful butterfly. The story then helped us to talk about the life cycle of a butterfly. We also looked through some non fiction books that told us lots of interesting facts about caterpillars and butterflies. 


Then at the beginning of the half term we got our very own caterpillars and together as a class we looked after them and watched them turn into butterflies. Finally, after having them in school for a few days we let the butterflies go.

Our Butterflies

Letting Our Butterflies Go

Continuous Provision

​​​​​Some of us decided to complete some of the activities that were set up within our environment. We made our own butterfly homes within the construction area, explored the butterfly net (before the arrival of caterpillars), played games, worked together to put the jigsaw pieces together, made cocoons out of play dough, created our own butterflies and with Owen's fantastic idea we made our own 'Very Hungry Caterpillar' out of various pieces of material.