Setting the butterflies free!

It has been fascinating watching the caterpillars turn into butterflies and watch the life cycle take place. Today we set the butterflies free into the wild.

Minibeast hunt

The children really enjoyed looking for minibeasts in the school grounds. We recorded what we found and discussed the microhabitat in which we found them. We found out that some minibeasts prefer damp, dark conditions whereas others seem to prefer sunny, dry conditions. It was interesting to compare our results.

Modroc bugs

The children loved making their animal playground structures using newspaper, modroc and florist wire. Check out some of the creations below they look spectacular!

Knickerbocker glories!

The children had great fun planning and making their own knickerbocker glories. They followed recipes and learnt how to peel and cut the fruit safely. Then of course they all really enjoyed eating them!


Today we planted sunflower seeds and found out what plants need to grow and survive. We also set up an experiment to test this as you can see from the pictures below.

This is also one of our 100 Memorable Events - To grow and tend to plants.