The Magic of Metamorphosis - April 2019

To finish off our 'Ready Steady Grow' topic we adopted five caterpillars in Nursery and Reception - Scary, Sporty, Posh, Ginger and Baby. Just like in the story, these very hungry caterpillars ate and ate and got bigger and bigger. We examined them every day and discussed how they were changing. Eventually they crawled up to the top of their temporary home and turned into chrysalides. On the last day of Spring term, all five metamorphosised into Painted Lady butterflies and we watched and filmed the last one hatch. Sadly it was too cold to let the butterflies go on that day, so Mrs Doolan took them home and fed them with nectar, strawberries and nectarines until the weather got warm enough for them to be released.