Our big question is...
Are all mini-beasts scary?
Each week we will be answering these questions...
1. What mini-beasts can we find around us?
2. Where did the butterfly come from?
3. Why did Eric Carle write so many books about mini-beasts?
4. Why does a spider need a web?
5. Does a worm have legs?
6. Which artists focused on mini-beasts?
Our key text for this half-term
As communicators we will be learning to...
- Name a variety of mini-beasts.
- Use vocabulary to describe the different parts of mini-beasts.
- Use key vocabulary linked to our key text The Very Busy Spider - silky and meadow.
In personal, social and emotional development we will be learning to...
- Discuss which mini-beasts we like and dislike.
- Show care and concern for mini-beasts
In physical development we will be learning to...
- Use tools to handle mini-beasts carefully
- Write cursive letters and hold our pencil with a tripod grip
- Move like mini-beasts
As readers we will be learning to...
- Read simple captions, sounding out and blending the words to form sentences.
- Read red words - I, the, no, go, to.
- Explore non-fiction books to research different facts about mini-beasts.
- Retell familiar stories linked to mini-beasts such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
As writers we will be learning to...
- Write simple captions - segmenting letters into sounds
- Write a simple story liked to The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
As mathematicians we will be learning to...
- Name, count and order numbers to 20
- Make symmetrical patterns
As scientists we will be learning to...
- Investigate minibeast habitats
- Identify and record the life cycle of a butterfly
- Observe mini beast life cycles (frog/butterfly)
As artists we will be learning to...
- Replicate the artwork of Steven Cutcher (Minibeast feet prints)