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25 October, 2021

Year 2 Caterpillars and Butterflies!

Year 2 Caterpillars and Butterflies! We have started Year 2 off this year with watching the life cycle of a caterpillar into a butterfly!

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We have started Year 2 off this year with watching the life cycle of a caterpillar into a butterfly!

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As part of our Science learning, we have been finding out all about animals and their babies. We have researched the names of different baby animals and we have found out that not all baby animals even look like their parents! Caterpillars start off as an egg, they hatch into a caterpillar, they change into a chrysalis and then end up as a butterfly!

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We have been watching this change over the last few weeks. We had to find out what caterpillars eat. We even had to share some of our fruit with them as they really are Very Hungry Caterpillars! We have been keeping them in very special containers so that they are safe and have everything they need to survive.

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Did you know that caterpillars change colour and shed their skin lots of times in their life as they get bigger and bigger? We watched the chrysalis form and then turn into a butterfly.

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When we got to school and found a butterfly in our container, we knew we had to release it into the wild, so that it could go and lay eggs so more caterpillars could be made!

Joanne Cranmer

Year 2 Teachers, Head of Year 2

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