Life Cycles

Since half term we have been looking at the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle.

We have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly, changing from a tiny egg into a beautiful insect! We found some big fat green caterpillars in our outdoor area just like the one in the story book!

Our reception class have even written their own versions of the story with pictures, it was a lot of writing but we were super proud and impressed with our work!

Mia's wonderful writing!

Mia’s wonderful writing!


On Monday a lady from a farm came to school and gave us nine hens eggs! She talked all about how these eggs, if looked after properly, will turn into baby chicks, and then grow up to be hens or cockerels. The hens then also lay their own eggs… this is another life cycle! 100_6719 We were really excited and could not take our eyes off the hatching chicks. By Thursday all nine had hatched! They were all different colours and so very cute. They have been living in our classroom for us to look after for the past week before they go back to the farm. If we are quiet we can hear them chirping, it is a lovely noise!

This is some of our fabulous artwork from the past two weeks inspired by life cycles, you can see how much thought and concentration we have put into our creations!