The week we are learning about mini-beasts! We would like you to listen to the story ‘The Very Busy Spider’ by Eric Carle. This can be found below.
In the story, the spider spins her web and waits to catch flies. What else do you know about spiders? Where do they live? What do they look like? What else do you know about any other mini beasts? What can you find out? Choose some different mini-beasts and investigate them. Make a fact file on your chosen mini-beasts. You might like to draw a picture and label, or write some simple sentences. There are some templates linked below if you would like to use them. If not, make your fact file on plain paper.
The spider is passed by lots of different farm animals in the story. You might like to write a fact file on some of those too!
In the story the spider spins his own web and catches some flies. Can you make a web? You can do this on the floor and create it with masking tape, or even draw with chalk. Play with someone else and see who can get the most flies to stick to it! You could use pom poms or rolled up tape, or even Roll 10 or 20 “flies” and see how many go into your web or are outside your web. Count them up and record if you like. What else will you catch in your web?
Try your hand at some colour by number sheets linked down below. There are also some addition and subtraction colour by numbers too!
Think about a butterfly. What do you notice about it? It is the same on both sides. This is called symmetry. Decorate the butterfly down below however you like. You can use cut and stick, pencils, printing whatever you like. Can you make your butterfly symmetrical? You might like to use a mirror to help you. Use the sheet down below to help.
- Unleash your inner Spiderman by making your own web. You could use tape or string to make it a 3-D web. How will you connect it? How will you have to move to design your web? Can you go under, over and through? How long did it take you?
- Go on a mini-beast hunt sometime this week. Record what you spot either on the sheet provided or you can create your own.
- Make a bug hotel. Use a box that you can fill with things for the mini-beasts in your garden. You might like to provide shelter or food for your chosen mini-beast. Once you have done it, you might like to write some sentences about what you used and how you did it. There are some instructions linked down below.
- Practise singing the nursery rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’. Can you make up some actions? Can you make your hands move like a spider? Click the link below for the song.
- Try and make a model mini-beast! You might like to use play dough, junk modelling or you could even draw a picture. You might like to make a butterfly, a worm, a caterpillar, a spider, a ladybird or even something different. Label it if you would like.
- You might like to collect some natural objects while out on your mini-beast hunt. You could use these to create mini-beast pictures ie a bug, a worm, a spider etc.
- Can you move like a mini beast? How would different types of mini-beasts move? Use the cards linked below for inspiration.
- Can you learn about the life cycle of a butterfly? What are the stages? Can you order them? Some of you might like to write some facts about each stage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBxeKG7_Hq4 – Incy Wincy Spider Song.
Watch the daily Read Write Inc lessons online and then complete the reading and letter formation activity sheet that goes with each lesson. Click on the link below.
From 1st June:
All lessons will be available at 9.30 am.
Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.
The Read Write Inc Lesson schedule for the next few weeks can be found here:
Accompanying activities, worksheets and speed sound books can be found here as well as home reading books and free Read Write Inc E-books.
We hope you enjoy trying out some of these ideas this week. We would like to see your photos on Tapestry, or you can email us at: [email protected]
Miss Hawley and Miss Bradshaw.