Meet Colin, Clyde, Cuthbert, Curly and Wiggles
Watch our class caterpillars called Colin, Clyde, Cuthbert, Curly and Wiggles transform into beautiful butterflies. We will be observing their growth over this term and updating the website weekly until we set our butterflies free.
Check back for weekly updates and to observe growth of our caterpillars.
Our Caterpillars started transforming into beautiful butterflies. However, they must turn into chrysalises first to help undergo their metamorphosis. Caterpillars usually stay in their chrysalis for around about a week, suspending in a J formation from the roof of the cup. The caterpillars used their silk spinning techniques to suspend themselves and stay safe while transforming. In order to keep them safe, Miss Johnson has taken Colin, Cuthbert, Clyde, Curly and Wiggles home to help be in a suitable, safe environment for growth.
Come back soon for an update and hopefully a dramatic transformation!
Setting the Butterflies Free
Over the weekend, the final butterfly (Wiggles) hatched as an Easter miracle. This meant that today we could free all our butterflies. Colin, Cuthbert, Clyde, Curly and Wiggles have had quite a journey. Surviving crazy classroom conditions, battling Miss Johnson's cat and even Wiggles coming back from the dead. Year 5 has observed the dramatic life cycle and metamorphosis of butterflies this term. So today, we released them into the wild hopefully to continue their life cycle and find their new family.
Well done to Year 5 for observing metamorphosis and making excellent observations and passion for the project.
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