We have had an amazing week recording all the creatures we have found in the pond, and doing some classification of the minibeasts we found in the school grounds.
Our caterpillars have turned into chrysalis' now, and we have put them into big netting enclosures ready for when they emerge!
We are amazed by how fat, juicy and hairy our caterpillars are this week! We love looking at them.
We have really enjoyed digging and setting bug traps, finding out what we have caught and then setting them free. Layton has also held a real pond snail that he found whilst pond dipping!
We had a surprise visit from Miss Woolford this week! She came looking for our help. The year R children will be studying minibeasts later in the summer and the teachers need more information. In Robin Class, we agreed to create a 'minibeast trail' and to guide the Year R Classes around it to start their new project. We feel confident and more than ready for the challenge ahead.
Caterpillars in the classroom! To help us with our minibeast studies we have some caterpillar visitors. They arrived on Monday and they have already doubled in size!
Keep looking for updates over the next few weeks.