St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Wriggle and Crawl

Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Dig a hole and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist. Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then get set to learn about camouflage  and design a minibeast that will blend in to your chosen setting! On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!

Our WOW event - A mini beast hunt looking for bugs in their micro habitats!

We took part in a class investigation to see if mini-beasts have a favourite colour! 

New Vocabulary

We explored micro habitats in our school grounds. We then observed two different habitats to see which mini beasts were living there! Finally we created a pictogram of the mini beasts found in one of the micro habitats.

We learnt about how mini beasts can protect them selves by being camouflaged!We had great fun selecting different materials to create our camouflage pictures!

Using simple maps and keys. We created a map of where we saw different mini beasts in our school grounds!

Designing, making and evaluating our very own minibeast creation for DT

We learnt all about the use of webcams and how they are a useful tool in schools! We watched a webcam hidden in a bee hive, learnt about why bees are special and about the life cycle of a bee!

After we learnt about bees, we decided to use our DT food skills to create honey cakes! What a great team effort and they tasted DELICIOUS!

Observational drawings of mini beasts!

Our leaflets all about minibeasts!


Why not do some of your own research about Minibeasts? Watch these videos to help learn all about our new topic 'Wriggle and Crawl'.

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