- butterflies lay their eggs on the underside of plants so they can’t get eaten by predators
- caterpillars eat their eggs as they hatch out of their shells
- butterflies emerge with crumpled, damp wings
In phonics Mrs Roberson’s group have been detectives spotting the digraphs, trigraphs and suffixes in words. We played a game of dots and dashes. Mrs Roberson wrote the word frightened and we had to decide where the dots and dashes went. You use a dot for a single letter sound and a dash for a digraph/trigraph/suffix.
We have been playing games of hangman where the children are guessing the letters to complete sentences containing words with digraphs, such as,
went on a mini-beast hunt around our school grounds and we identified some
On soft ground surfaces: leaf litter, soil, short grass, under logs
On hard ground surfaces: playground, decking, near fences
On plants: long grass, flowers, trees
We collected our own information using a recording sheet. We thought about why particular mini-beasts would live in their chosen habitats.
One of the children described a habitat. “A habitat is where something lives. Humans live in a house”.
We thought of predators we would find on the playground that would eat mini-beasts. These included birds, foxes and badgers at night.
On Friday we shook a tree to find out which mini-beasts live in it.
Weren't we lucky with the weather on Sports Day? We had so much fun! Here are some pictures for you to enjoy with your children.