Life cycles

The children in Reception are really enjoying their new topic, “Minibeasts.” They have been waiting in anticipation for a special delivery to come to school and were so excited to receive caterpillars in the post! Each class have their own caterpillars to look after. Pear class have loved observing the caterpillars every day and noticing the small changes. They are looking forward to seeing the caterpillars turning into a chrysalis and then eventually metamorphosing into butterflies.  Luckily I have some children in the class who have looked after their own caterpillars so they have become our class experts!

This week the children have been learning about the life cycle of a frog. They have loved watching videos of this and can name the different parts of the life cycle; frog spawn, tadpole, froglet and frog. The children have sequenced and labelled the life cycles and have enjoyed learning some fun facts about frogs too. Did you know a group of frogs is called an army?


Reception have also learnt the names of frogs and linked them to the country that they are from finding it on a map. They were a little disappointed to discover that the UK frogs are not multi-coloured like the exotic frogs from around the world. The children have loved painting frogs and have learnt that the frogs are brightly coloured to scare away predators and blend into their habitat.

What do you think of their frogs?