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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

  •  Camouflage. Did you know there is an insect called the bird-dropping caterpillar? It looks just like...a pile of bird droppings!
  • Whilst some minibeasts try to blend into their background, others want to stand out. Bright colours are often a warning to predators like birds.

Today you could;

Go out into the outdoor space you have available and collect a rock. Use a range of different media, chalk, paper, paint, pens, to create a rock minibeast. Can you give your minibeast a name? What do you think they would be thinking about. Record this in a thought bubble.

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