14 Jul Year 1 Explore The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
For the last week, Year 1 have written explanation texts on the lifecycle of a butterfly. Fortunately for us, Izzy’s dad, Tim, is a lepidopterist and has always been interested in butterflies and moths since he was a young boy! He started collecting caterpillars around the age of 5 or 6 and actually kept his butterflies in a special box when they died. He was able to share more knowledge on moths and butterflies with the children and also asked the children to share what they have been learning in class. Both classes were very excited to see the different species of butterfly and were super intrigued about why one moth in particular was so big! Tim was very impressed with how much knowledge the children have gained and especially that they knew that a caterpillar does not emerge from a cocoon rather a chrysalis.
We have also included some of the children’s work to show their wonderful explanation texts! I am sure you’ll agree that the standard of writing for year 1 is fantastic what with their scientific language and presentation too!