Tuesday was a very exciting day this week in Reception, When we arrived at school we found that after patiently waiting for two weeks, two of our butterflies had emerged from their cocoons and the rest emerged throughout the day. The children noticed red liquid in the habitat that looked like blood. The red liquid is called meconium and is what the butterfly expels from its abdomen when it is stretching, strengthening and hardening its wings. In fact, real insect blood is actually a greenish or yellowish colour! On Friday we had to set our butterflies free, we sat very quietly hoping that they may land on our hands.
On Tuesday we also received a letter, some soil, plant pots and beans from Jasper the cat, he also left us 'Jaspers Beanstalk' story to read. We planted our own beanstalks and wrote down the instructions of how to plant a bean. We are now waiting for our beanstalks to grow and then we will look for giants!