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Stop the Press: Mrs Fenton thinks a spider is cute!!


Most of our KS2 children are aware of Mrs Fenton's rather embarrassing arachnophobia but the striking peacock spider might just be the one spider to change her mind.

Read the article via the link at the bottom of this post to see why.

The video within it shows their mating ritual too....a ritual which is flamboyant but deadly.

I wonder which peacock spider will be Fitzwilliam's favourite.

My favourite is the maratus constellatus because of the painting it looks like; my daughter's favourite is the maratus noggerup because she thinks it looks like a pharaoh!

You could even draw your favourite and write some facts about it.

Send it to the school email and I will blog them for us all to see.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52075609