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The focus for Term 6 is based around the book

Mad about Mini beasts by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz

An excellent book to read as we introduce the topic of Minibeasts.  This book is the perfect way to take learning outside - encouraging the children to explore and see what minibeasts they can find in the garden or out on a walk.  Written as a series of mini poems, this brilliantly beastly rhyming book written by Giles Andreae will delight the children.  From snails and slugs to beautiful butterflies and bustling beetles.  The rhymes are short and full of humour and are great to read aloud.  The layout of the book is perfect for encouraging questions after each bug has been described.  As with all of Giles Andreae's books the bright, distinctive illustrations are fill of child appeal.

Listed below are some of the weekly activities and craft the children will be doing in the pre-school based around this book. 

Week 1 -Monday 3rd June 2024

Activities/craft - We will be learning about snails and slugs this week.  Making clay snails and drawing and painting spirals, just like the snail's shell.

Items to bring in from home - Any photos you have taken of mini beasts.  Anything that is spiral.

Week 2 - Monday 10th June 2024

Activities/craft -  We will be learning about worms, spiders, beetles and flies this week.  We will be making a wormery together for our resident worms,  Making fathers day cards

Items to bring in from home - Worms!!  For our wormery (please be kind and very gentle as you collect these and any other minibeasts).  Any plastic spoons you may have for next weeks ant craft.

Week 3 - Monday 17th June 2024

Activities/craft - We will be learning about earwigs, stick insects and ants this week.  Any craft.

Items to bring in from home - Something to show and help explain camouflage (stick insects are really good at this).

Week 4 - Monday 1st July 2024 - SPORTS DAY FRIDAY 5th JULY 

Activities/craft - We will be learning about caterpillars' butterflies and ladybirds this week.  Symmetry painting to make butterflies and the life cycle of a butterfly.

Items to bring in from home - Any minibeast books/stories you have at home.  Facts about minibeasts to add to our fact board or investigation area.  Can you wear something spotty this week? 

Week 5 - Monday 8th July 2024

Activities/craft - We will be learning about centipedes and bees this week.  We will be dipping apple, carrot, and banana into honey to give it a try!

Items to bring in from home - Anything stripy.  Some minibeasts to add to our bug hotel.

Week 6 - Monday 15th July 2024

Activities/craft - We will be learning about dragonflies and grasshoppers this week.

Items to bring in from home - Can you record the length of how far you can jump like a grasshopper and share how far it was with is all at pre-school?

Week 7 - Monday 22nd July 2024

Activities/craft - We will be saying goodbye to our school leavers.  We wish them well at their new schools.  HAPPY LEARNING.

Items to bring in from home - If you have any large outdoor games we could borrow to enjoy our last couple of days of term in the garden.

Our last day of term 6 will be Tuesday 23rd July 2024

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