Releasing the butterflies.

 The children in reception as part of their learning and reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ have been lucky enough to receive butterfly caterpillars as part of  a ‘watch them grow -  let them go’ kit.

They monitored their progress from caterpillars through to chrysalises then watched them emerge into butterflies this process takes about two weeks. Every day they checked on the chrysalises to see them emerge.

Once all the butterflies had emerged from their chrysalises, we all went outside into the school grounds and watched them being released into the wild. The children sat very still as some of the butterflies landed on them as soon as they flew from their rearing net.