Wednesday 27th October – Integrated Studies

Minibeast Wildlife Incursion

This term in integrated studies we have been learning all about mini beasts.

This week, the year 1 teachers thought it would be awesome to meet some real mini beasts!

Today’s Minibeast Wildlife visit will replace your usual class meetings.

Please check the timetable below to find your class time.

The session will be held on Zoom not Webex.

9:00am – 9:30am1N (Miss Nolan)
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10:00am – 10:30am1BL (Miss Katie, Mrs. Lorigan)
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11:00am – 11:30am1L (Mr. Lee)
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12:00pm – 12:30pm1HG (Mrs. Hollings, Miss Green)
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Tuesday 26th October – Literacy

Who Am I?

I am learning to use the facts I have collected about a mini beast to create a ‘Who Am I?’

I know I can do it when I have come up with and recorded ‘Who Am I?’ questions about my mini beast.

This term we have been learning a lot about mini beasts. Using some of the knowledge that you have gained, you are going to play a game today.

Watch the video below, it has a lot of “What/Who Am I?” questions about mini beasts. Use your knowledge to see if you can guess which mini beasts they are!

Independent Task

Using the facts that you collected yesterday about your chosen mini beast, make your own ‘Who Am I?’ quiz.

Include at least 3-5 clues based around the facts you discovered.

Use the example below to guide you.

You may like to bring your ‘Who Am I?’ questions to school on Thursday to share with your class.

Will we be able to guess the mini beast from your clues?

Monday 25th October – Literacy

Finding Facts

I am learning to research and record facts about a mini beast of my choice.

I know I can do it when I have recorded 5-10 facts about a mini beast of my choice.

We are learning all about Mini Beasts this term.

The picture above, is a collection of some mini beasts that you might see around your backyard, garden, or playground. Have you spotted any of these before?

Independent Task

Using the image above, choose one mini beast that you would like to know more about.

Use research tools such as Google, books, and YouTube to find out facts about your chosen mini beast.

Write down at least 5-10 facts about your mini beasts in your lined book.

You will need these facts for tomorrow’s Literacy task.

Wednesday 20th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Life Cycles

I am learning that different mini beasts have different stages of life.

I know I can do it when I research the life cycle of my favourite mini beast.

Last term we learned about the life cycle of plants. Plants are not the only living things that follow a clear life cycle. Mini beasts follow a life cycle as well!

Watch the video below to learn all about the life cycle of a frog.

Independent Task

Your task today is to choose a mini beast and research their life cycle! You will need to learn about the different stages of your mini beast’s life and then present their life cycle in a poster.

Make sure to include the following on your poster:

  • The name of the mini beast that you are researching.
  • A picture or drawing to show each stage of your mini beast’s life cycle
  • A sentence or two at the bottom that mentions the different stages of your mini beast’s life cycle.
  • Lots of colour.

Your poster might look something like this:

You could include some sentences at the bottom such as:

Adult frogs lay eggs.

The eggs hatch and out swim the tadpoles.

Tadpoles grow legs and turn into froglets.

Froglets lose their tails and become adult frogs.

Some mini beasts that you could research might be:

  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Beetles
  • Ants
  • Dragonflies
  • Cicadas
  • Praying Mantises
  • Stick insects
  • Moths
  • Or any others that you can think of!

Wednesday 13th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Searching For Mini Beasts

I am learning to observe and identify mini beasts in their natural environment.

I know I can do it when I have found and observed mini beasts in their natural habitat.

Last week you learnt the difference between living things and non-living things. This week, you are going to search for some living things and observe them in their natural habitats.

What is a habitat?

A habitat is the environment that an animal or mini beast lives in. It will need to have all of the things that the mini beast needs to survive such as water, food, shelter and space. To learn more about habitats, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Today you will need to go searching for some mini beasts in your garden or in a park near your house (you might like to take a magnifying glass with you to spot some little critters). To record the mini beasts that you see, you will need to create a tally. You will use this in your maths session tomorrow.

Watch the video below to learn about using tally marks to record information.

Use a table like the one below to record how many mini beasts that you spot in your yard. See if you can find at least one of each mini beast.

Bees ButterfliesSnailsSpidersOther Mini Beasts


Choose one of the mini beasts that you found and draw a detailed picture of them in their habitat. Label the different things in their habitat that they need to survive (include their food, water, shelter and space).

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 14th October 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.