What a brilliantly busy and hot week! Phew! We have been continuing our exporation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story both at home and at school. We have been learning about lifecycles, exploring differences and similarities between different insects and talking about our favourite and least favourite insects. In school, we started the week with a minibeast hunt in our woodland area. The children each did thier own recording and were really engaged. Back in the classroom we took time to sort our favourites and least favourites and discuss similarities and differences using a hoop Venn Diagram. Later in the week we created our own Hungry Catrpillar lifecycle collages using materials which we had collected from the woodland and there were some fantastic ones from children at home too (well done Tiffany and Harry). On Friday it was time to roleplay so we set up a Hungry Caterpillar Cafe for which we designed menus and signs. At the cafe, while eating, we talked about what we hoped for next and there was discussion about the types of colour we would like on our wings, where we would live and the games we will play once we have become butterflies. With a fully belly we made fabric cocoons and slept for two weeks (give or take 1 week, 6 days, twenty three hours and fifty nine minutes or so) before we emerged as beautiful butterflies. It was wonderful to see so many home learners engage with this so enthusiastically (well done Harry and Pierluigi for wonderful roleplay photos). Others made incredible food diaries (well done Billy and Chiara).