Old Moat Primary School

Extra Curricular blog

18 Mar

International Women's Day 2022

by Mrs Hutchinson

The whole school celebrated International Women's Day on 8th March.  Here is a display which demonstrates the learning by children on this special day.  Well done for all your hard work and for helping to #BreakTheBias

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.

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