Today’s suggested activities

Happy Thursday Class 1!

I hope you enjoyed making and eating your hungry caterpillar snacks yesterday. I was very impressed with your creations.

Sorry for the late upload, but the website isn’t allowing me to upload any photos, pictures or documents into my post, so I do apologise.

Today we are going to look at the lifecycle of a caterpillar. First, I would like you to watch this timelapse video:

Can you discuss these questions:

  • What do you think was happening?
  • What happened to the caterpillar when it hung down from the branch?
  • How was the caterpillar different at the end?
  • How did the caterpillar transform into a butterfly?

We all love butterflies for their beautiful, brightly-coloured wings. But did you know that these fab flyers begin life as something completely different? As they grow, they undergo one seriously terrific transformation – a process known as “metamorphosis“.

National Geographic kids explains the process really well, so have a little go at some research:https: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/insects/butterfly-life-cycle/

For your main task then, I would like you to create your own model lifecycle of a butterfly. There are some lovely ideas for how to do this if you google ‘lifecycle of a butterfly crafts’, so have a look and see which one you’d like to have a go at.

Then have a go at writing some sentences to explain the four stages of a caterpillar’s metamorphosis. Remember:

  • Capital letters and full stops.
  • Finger spaces
  • Sound out your words to spell them

Sorry that I’m unable to provide you with any pictures or links. Hopefully, it will be back working by tomorrow’s post.

Miss Latham