Year 2 - Sapphire

 Hello Sapphire class.

Our topic before Easter was Towers, Tunnels and Turrets and we learnt a lot about castles and Monarchs. This term our topic is Wriggle and Crawl.

So Grab your coat and pooter- we're going out and about on a minibeast hunt! (in the garden or nearby green space)
Set up your own minibeast lab and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask your own 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 animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly.
On your belly, let's get ready, it's time to wriggle and crawl! 

Week 1- I will update this section weekly with more tasks and activities

 

You could start this topic by going on a minibeast hunt in your garden or close by area to find all the minibeast that live there and record what you found, where you found it and the conditions e.g. under a dark, damp log.

 

Literacy- Then create a leaflet for other children who want to visit your site. giving them details such as a list of equipment they need and a list for what makes a successful minibeast hunt, include pictures!

 

Maths- Begin to look at what symmetry is. Look at all the minibeasts. Are any of them symmetrical?

 

Geography- make a simple sketch of the area and plan the route through it.

 

Science- Think about the creatures seen and what they need to survive. Complete a table with the following headings. What do I live in/ under? How do I protect myself? What do I eat and drink? How do I breathe?

 

Art and design- Draw detailed sketches of collected minibeasts using a pen or pencil. 

 

Don't forget to keep practising your Rock Star Maths at home!