We have been very excited to watch our Silkworms grow over the last few weeks. Year 1 has learnt the Scientific name for Silkworms - Bombyx Mori and we have learnt about their life cycle. We have watched them change from eggs to larva (caterpillars) and now some of them are beginning to pupate (cocoon). It is very exciting to come into the class each morning and discover what new changes have happened overnight.
Year 1 got to hold and touch the larva this week and were fascinated by the legs and pro-legs (false legs) on the insects. They also tickled our hands when they were moving on us.
Here are some photos of our silkworms and some of the work we have been doing as part of our study in Science and life cycles so far this term.