Summer Term 1 ‘Buzz Wriggle Crawl’
In EYFS we enjoy learning through first-hand experiences and our current topic of 'Buzz, Wriggle and Crawl' has given us the perfect opportunity to practically explore our learning inside and outside of the classroom!
In this topic, we will be having different guests visit our classroom from tadpoles to caterpillars. Allowing children to make real life observations, recording what they can see and watching them grow and change!
We will be using different key texts to support our learning, such as:
What the Ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson
The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
The Teeny Weeny Tadpole by Sheridan Cain
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
SuperWorm by Julia Donaldson
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
*Click on the book title to listen to an interactive version*
Links to support Home Learning:
Minibeasts, insects and bugs! Lots and lots of ideas of activities to do to support your child develop their knowledge about minibeasts using many different skills. Also lots of songs and rhymes to share with your child.
Minibeast fact sheet Facts about minibeasts and links to further information.
Caterpillar ordering and sequencing Order and sequence numbers - lots of choice to suit all abilities and levels of development.
Life cycle of a butterfly A simple drag and drop activity to see if you can complete the diagram of the life cycle of a butterfly.
Paint - create your own minibeast picture. A simple paint website which includes adding graphics by stamping. There are different and background scenes themes such as minibeasts, clothes, transport, animals, people, underwater and body parts. Created pictures are printable.
The Bug Club A website for children who are interested in bugs. Some useful information if you are doing a minibeasts topic in school. Aimed at 5 - 15 year olds.
My Tiny Garden The site features wonderful close up images of minibeasts such as snails, bees, flies, wasps, butterflies, dragonflies and the like. Written for adults but the images on the site would be appropriate for use with young children.
Cbeebies - Minibeast Adventure with JessJoin Jess for a Minibeast Adventure and discover what minibeasts are on your doorstop.
Build your own super bug! Are you up to the challenge?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar The story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar