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Visitors and Enrichment

 

 

Wildlife Detectives

Over the past month we have been watching our caterpillars grow and change into chrysalis. They were tiny caterpillars when they first arrived in their their little pots.

 

                                           

 

Over the next 10 days they ate all the food in their pots and grew much bigger. Then they made their way to the top of the pot where they turned into chrysalis.

After two very long weeks and unfortunately just one day after we broke up for half term they butterflies have emerged. Take a look at the videos below.

Make room for me!

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The following videos were taken over several hours and then speeded up to show their first movements. Can you see how the first butterfly jumps out of the way as the second one emerges from the chrysalis beneath him?
When a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis as an adult, the proboscis (tongue) is in two parts. The insect fuses these parts together to form a long drinking tube. If you look closely you can see this happening in the videos.

Butterfly Number 3 Emerges

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Butterfly Number 3 at Speed

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If you look closely you will see the chrysalis to the left of the butterfly is wiggling. Is Butterfly number 4 getting ready to emerge?

Number 4 slowly breaks free!

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World Book Day 2017

All the children looked fantastic in their costumes and we enjoyed looking at the books that the children brought in.  It was a fantastic day!

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Making Sandwiches

We followed instructions to make jam sandwiches.

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Picture 14 Next spread the jam on top.
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Picture 27 Then fold the slice of bread in half.
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Picture 31 Finally cut the sandwich in half.
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Picture 39 Yum yum!
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Meeting Mr Dickinson a Paramedic

On Wednesday 19th October the children were very excited to listen to our first visitor of the school year.  They were lucky enough for a paramedic to come in to school to talk to  them about his job and he brought lots of equipment - including an ambulance - for them to look at.

The children were completely absorbed and enthusiastic about what Mr Dickinson was able to show them while he was with us in school.  They did not stop talking about it for the rest of the day!
A big thank you to Mr Dickinson for taking time to come into school.

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545 office@peterbrook.solihull.sch.uk

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