As the rain poured down in Chaddesley Corbett on Wednesday 25th April, Year 4 were enjoying a tropical butterfly paradise in Stratford-Upon-Avon!
Year 4 visited the Butterfly Farm in preparation for learning about life cycles in September. They were taught all about the butterfly life cycle and were able to get up close to a wide range of tropical butterflies from many different countries. Those who were lucky enough found butterflies landing on their heads, arms and shoulders, whilst others were able to touch a rather prickly looking caterpillar.
Our pupils were fascinated to see the difference between a chrysalis and a cocoon, with the additional bonus of seeing butterflies emerge from their pupa. Afterwards, the children were treated to the mini-beasts talk, from leaf cutter ants and archer fish, to tarantulas. Those who were brave enough, had the opportunity to feel what it was like to be walked on by a giant millipede.
This was a fantastic opportunity for learning and Dr May was impressed by the range and number of questions being asked by the children. Many of them were able to answer the guides’ questions, particularly about camouflage and metamorphosis.
The day was rounded off with a visit to the gift shop and a short play in the butterfly garden before returning back to School.