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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. Some minibeasts produce by-products which humans use. Honey is a well-known by-product from bees, but we also get wax from them. Beeswax is used in lip balm as well as to make candles and to polish wood. Silk comes from silk worms, and scarlet-red food and cosmetics colouring often comes from a secretion produced by the Cochineal bug.
  2. Minibeasts make their homes in lots of places, both inside our homes (spiders) and outside under logs, stones or leaves, in ponds, in trees, in grassand in soil. 

 

Key words of the day:

Decomposer: decomposers are creatures that eat dead and decaying matter.
Habitat: a creature or plant’s natural environment, where it lives.
Mollusc: these creatures have one main body part and may or may not have a shell (for example slugs and snails).

 

Today you could;

Create your own game involving minibeasts, could it be a board game? A drama or acting game?

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