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.
Fact of the day:
Key words of the day:
Annelid: a creature that has one main body part that is segmented. Worms and leeches are annelids.
Arachnid: the scientific name for spiders.
Invertebrate: a creature without a backbone.
Larvae: the very early form of many minibeasts that hatches from an egg. It usually changes into the adult form through metamorphosis.
Today you could;
Have a go writing a letter to Miss Muffet and explain why she shouldn’t be scared of spiders. Look for information online and in non-fiction books to support your ideas.