Caterpillars and Butterflies

Over the past two weeks the children have been learning about caterpillars and butterflies. They have learnt a lot of caterpillar and butterfly facts and they have explored the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’

The children have written some super sentences about caterpillars.

They have also drawn some fabulous caterpillars on the iPads.

And the children have been great tryceratops’ when they read different phase three CVC words on caterpillar’s bodies and matched them to the corresponding caterpillar heads.


Lots of children chose to make caterpillars using play dough and a selection of carefully self-chosen resources.

Some children chose to make paper chain caterpillars instead. The children were fantastic stickosaurus’ as it took a lot of patience and skill to join the paper chains together.

The children have also learnt about symmetry this week. They have explored symmetry in a variety of ways. Some children chose to make symmetrical play dough butterflies.

Some children chose to make symmetrical butterflies using the computer programme ‘symmetry painter.’ Whilst other children chose to design and colour their own butterflies on paper


And symmetrical butterfly painting was a very popular activity!

The children have also learnt about repeating patterns. Some children explored repeating patterns by completing multilink caterpillar cube challenges whilst other children completed a variety of finger printing caterpillars.


The children have also been very creative this week and lots of children demonstrated their understanding of the life cycle of a butterfly at the workshop table. They selected their own resources to represent the four stages of the life cycle: the eggs, the caterpillar, the chrysalis and the butterfly. The children all worked independently and were great thinkodactyls.



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