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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Summmer topic  Mini Beasts


Put on your coat and wellies and let’s head outside on a minibeast hunt.
This term, we’ll head to a wetland or woodland to identify minibeasts in their natural habitat. We’ll write a guide book for
other children to use on a minibeast hunt, draw sketch maps of our minibeast hunting area and create minibeast stories
and poems. Heading out into the local area, we’ll explore trees and bushes to see what lives there, investigate how far and
how fast a snail can travel and create a minibeast habitat of our own. We’ll draw delicate sketches of minibeasts, make
models from a variety of materials and use microscopes to observe minibeasts up close. Our ICT skills will help us create a
minibeast animation and we’ll observe a beehive through live webcam footage.
A special assembly at the end of our project will give us the chance to share our knowledge. We’ll create a PowerPoint
presentation, use scientific vocabulary to explain what we have learnt, display our artwork and perform our minibeast
poems with musical accompaniment.

These are some of the exciting activities we will be doing this half term 

English Lists, leaflets, instructions, reviews, poetry
Science Living things and their habitats, animals including humans, working scientifically
Art & design Observational drawing, model making
D&T Origins of food, selecting natural materials
Geography lifecycles
Mathematics Symmetry,shape, Time, length
PE Team games 
PSHE Feeling positive - Yoimoji D & T mini beast hotels

Cookery - healthy treats including caterpillar fruit kebabs

Educational visits parks,woods,visit to Nissan, shopping


Phew what a busy half term


Have a fantastic weeks break