Year 4 pupils are taking over the Grow Zone this term as they attempt to understand what it is like having to rely on the earth to provide you with your food! No Asda or Tescos for the Anglo-Saxon…. they had to rely on their crops for fruit and veg. Today, groups of Year 4 pupils came and harvested more of the veg we have grown at school and they also weeded and prepared the soil for planting some winter cereal crops in a few weeks.

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We also found a few caterpillars feasting on the leaves of our lettuce, courgette and radish…. we all wanted to hold them! WildlifeKate likes it when we get our hands dirty and want to hold all the creatures we find!

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We are all getting really interested in the wildlife we can find in our school grounds! Three Yr 5 pupils rushed to find WildlifeKate when they found a very special caterpillar!

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This is the caterpillar of the Lime Hawk Moth. Usually these caterpillars are bright green, with this distinctive blue spine at the back. When they are ready to pupate (turn into a cocoon) they fade to this pale green/grey colour and crawl sown to the ground. They bury themselves and turn into a cocoon. They will spend the winter like this and then emerge as a stunning Lime hawk Moth in the Spring. Well spotted girls! :o)

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