During our topic on mini-beasts, we read the story of The Bog Baby, a mythical creature who lived in a bog and who became sick when it was taken away from its habitat, even though the people who had caught it loved it very much and tried to look after it in their home.
The postman brought some caterpillars for us to look after. We looked closely every day to see if anything was happening.
We had to wait patiently, but after a while, the caterpillars formed cocoons around themselves
After a week or so, we were excited to see four beautiful butterflies in the butterfly house.
We remembered the story of the Bog Baby and realised that even though we loved them, we could not keep the butterflies for ourselves, but had to let them fly off to where they belonged in the wild. We took them over to the school’s forest area and let them go free.
We are now looking for bog babies in the school pond!