Our Big Question is...
Who goes to the ugly bug ball?
Each week we will be exploring these questions...
1 – What do we need to do to prepare for the ugly bug ball?
2 – Who would you go as to the ugly bug ball?
3 – Why is a caterpillar always hungry?
4 – Who lives underneath the grass/stones/logs?
5 – What lurks in the pond?
6 – How can we make a happy home for our ugly bugs?
Our Key Text for this half term...
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/75NQK-Sm1YY
As communicators we will be learning to...
- Name different mini-beasts
- Name the features of mini-beasts (head, legs, antenna, eyes, mouth, thorax)
- Feel a mini-beast and describe it’s features
- Answer questions about the very hungry caterpillar
In personal, social and emotional development we will be learning to...
- Develop confidence looking at and handling mini-beasts.
- Share likes and dislikes about mini-beasts
In physical development we will be learning to...
- Crawl, jump and scuttle like mini-beasts.
- Weave fabric through large holes
- Draw spots and stripes on mini-beasts
- Use tools to dig for insects
- Pour water with good control
As readers we will be learning to...
- Retell the story of the very hungry caterpillar through small world and role play
- Use the language from the text to orally tell the story (story scribe)
As writers we will be learning to...
- Mark make key events from the very hungry caterpillar
As mathematicians we will be learning to...
- Draw a number of legs on a mini-beast
- Compare sizes of mini-beasts
- Sort mini-beasts according to their size and features
- Mark make quantities when hunting for mini-beasts
- Identify when something is the same (symmetry, pattern)
- Use counting words in order
As scientists we will be learning to...
- Look for signs and clues of mini-beast activity
- Know where to find mini-beasts
- Observe the changes in caterpillars
- Program a bee bot to move
- Handle mini-beasts with care
- Understand that mini-beasts have some similarities and differences
As artists we will be learning to...
- Build homes for mini-beasts using natural resources
- Sing a range of insect songs
- Make music to songs, playing with some rhythm
- Design mini-beasts, using relevant features
- Act out the story of the very hungry caterpillar through role play and small world.