Thank you Alan Titchmarsh! Little Learners learn about the miraculous butterfly

By Maddie, 10, Jill Dando News @ St Anne’s Church Academy

You can see the joy on the face of this Little Learner as she learns about the magical life cycle of a butterfly.

Children, aged three and four, from St Anne’s Church Academy West Wick, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh recently encouraged our Jill Dando News reporters to look for stories from the world of nature which he said is full of ‘good news’.

The children from Little Learners at St Anne’s have been taking him up at his word.

They have had the opportunity to listen to a lovely story about the life cycle of a butterfly. 

Following this, the children have discussed the meaning of the new vocabulary used within it, such as ‘cocoon’ and ‘pupa’. 

The children have worked hard to complete a cut and stick activity that sequenced the life cycle of a butterfly and retold the story in their own words using props. 

The children now have live caterpillars in their classrooms and are enjoying watching the real life process during their nursery sessions. 

Little Learner’s Natalie Blower said: “It is amazing that we are able to provide the children with the opportunity to watch this incredible lifecycle, live within their classrooms!“

Come back soon when we show you photos of the butterflies being let go!

Alan Titchmarsh was a good friend of Jill Dando. Our Jill Dando News reporters such as Maddie, 10, are keeping her memory and legacy alive with hundreds of positive good news stories to cheer up the world.