In Nursery we have been looking after some baby caterpillars as part of our new topic about ‘Growing and Minibeasts’.
We have been learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar and have been looking closely to see how the caterpillars are changing. The caterpillars we have are still very small, we are waiting for them to grow, then form into cocoons and finally emerge into butterflies. We have been measuring the caterpillars and will continue to do this every week to see how much they will grow.
Here are some of our life cycle pictures.
We used non-fiction books to find out information about the caterpillars, we now know that a butterfly drinks a special liquid called ‘nectar’ which they get from flowers. We have been using our investigation table to find out lots of information about the caterpillars and have enjoyed making predictions and recording our findings.