Wriggle and Crawl
This term our topic is based around the theme of things in nature that ‘Wriggle and crawl’. We will be focusing on investigating mini-beasts and their habitats. We’ll head to a wetland or woodland to identify minibeasts in their natural habitat. We’ll write a guide book for other children to use on a minibeast hunt, draw sketch maps of our minibeast hunting area and create minibeast stories and poems. Heading out into the local area, we’ll explore trees and bushes to see what lives there, investigate how far and how fast a snail can travel and create a minibeast habitat of our own. We’ll draw delicate sketches of minibeasts, make models from a variety of materials and use microscopes to observe minibeasts up close. Our ICT skills will help us create a minibeast animation and we’ll observe a beehive through live webcam footage.
Here are some ideas that could support you during this term!
Visit the library to find information books about mini beasts, can you find out....
What are the names of different mini beasts?
Why are they called mini beasts?
Where might we find mini beasts?
What do mini beasts eat?
Find stories and poems about mini beats, which is your favourite? Why?
Use natural materials to create a habitat for mini beasts, think about what you would need inside it.
Draw a picture of your favourite mini beast; think about what materials you could use to recreate how you think it would feel to touch.
Take pictures of mini beasts that you find and share them with your class!
If you have any questions or queries about your child’s learning etc. you can phone school and make an appointment to speak to myself or Mrs Doherty.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Moore/Mrs Doherty