Our Topic is "wriggle and crawl". We are looking at minibeasts.
Minibeasts are ‘small creatures’, like worms, snails, insects and spiders. The scientific term for them is ‘invertebrates’ – a creature without a backbone.
Because they don’t have a backbone, minibeasts tend to have other structures which support and protect them. Snails have shells, while many insects and spiders have an ‘exoskeleton’, which is a hard casing on their outside.
There are over 25,000 minibeast species in Britain.
Facts of the day:
Wasps make nests out of paper.
The paper is made by wasps chewing and spitting out wood and other materials.
Key words of the day:
Mandibles The jaws of an insect, used for biting, grinding and crushing food.
Omnivore An animal which eats both plants and other animals.
Today you could;
Can you create minibeast math problems. Think about the number of wings , legs or eyes an animal has. Draw addition and subtraction sentences for your grown ups to solve. Remember you will need to solve them first so that you can check their answers.