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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:

  1. The stag beetle can be up to 8.5cm long – that’s giant for a beetle..

  2. The largest earthworm ever discovered in the UK was 40cm long – more like the size of a small snake. He was named ‘Dave’ and is now preserved in the Natural History Museum.

 

Key words of the day:

Abdomen The rear section of an insect’s body.  It contains the heart, the stomach and the reproductive organs.

Carnivore A meat eating animal.

Today you could;

While we have been at home we have been looking at poetry in English. Today we set you the challenge of writing a minibeast poem. Can you pick your favourite minibeast, then write one line describing in for each letter. Here in mine below.

 

W et and slimy covered in goo.

O range skin bends and wiggles,

R ushing, twisting from the birds, 

M oving deeper through the dirt.

 

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