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Extra Curricular blog

28 Jun

Life lessons from butterflies

by KS1 Team

Who would have thought that watching some caterpillars transform into butterflies could teach us so much about growing, change, challenge and resilience? This is especially important at a time of year when we are all thinking about our new classes, feeling a little nervous perhaps, but excited for what's to come. 

How do you think the butterflies felt when they went to their new home? Do you think they were ready to spread their wings?

24 Jun

Meet Popcorn

by Miss Dhanda & Miss Seymour

Yesterday, our very first butterfly finally emerged from its chrysalis. But it wasn't without its challenges. For one whole day, we patiently watched as the butterfly wriggled and twitched trying to break free. We did some research and found out that the butterfly was poorly and far too weak and dehydrated to pump blood to its wings.

Extremely gently, we removed the chrysalis shell and out popped a very crumpled up little butterfly with two droopy antennae and a floppy proboscis! The thirsty butterfly had a little stretch and a slurp of some nectar then settled down for the night. Today, we were so happy to see that Popcorn, (yes, we decided on Popcorn!), has been hopping around the butterfly garden. She's not quite flying and can't spread her wings but she's certainly determined to explore her space!

"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and so beautiful at the end." Robin Sharma.

02 Mar

Celebrating World Book Day - a story read in Turkish

by Miss Dhanda

Thank you to Isik and her mom for sharing this reading of a story about a man called Nasreddin Hodja - a teacher and philosopher from many centuries ago. They have very kindly read one of Nasreddin Hodja's stories for us in Turkish and English.

What do you think the Hodja's lesson is in this story?

Can you read stories in another language? 

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