Ioan wanted to illustrate some of the life cycles he had been learning about.


  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Insect Lore ladybird life cycle figurines
  • Insect Lore bee life cycle figurines
  • Insect Lore butterfly life cycle figurines
  • Frog life cycle


Ioan started off sketching his ladybird life cycle.

Then he moved on to the life cycle of a bee.

Yoshi cut out his illustrations and positioned all the drawings on a piece of paper, then when he was happy with the position, glued them in place.

Then he drew in the arrows to indicate the flow of the life cycle process.

Finally he added his title.

His finished life cycles, along with his favourite moments learning about them.

There is more about the science behind metamorphosis here in a post where Ioan made a small world tray about life cycles.

DfES Outcomes for EYFS and National Curriculum (2013)

Science Year 1 programme of study

Animals, including humans

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

Science Year 2 programme of study

Living things and their habitats

  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats