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Summer 1: Who goes to the ugly bug ball?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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