Hello Children. You are doing a fantastic job of solving these riddles and finding out all about the different minibeasts each week; we are really impressed! It has been lovely to speak to some of you on the phone and find out from your grown ups all the lovely things you have been up to. We will carry on making phone calls this week so if you haven’t heard from us yet, you will this week.
We have a new riddle this week for you to solve so you can work out what minibeast we will be finding out about. It is a very special minibeast! Can you work out what it is?
Once you have, use it to help you with your maths activities below.
Hello Crocodiles and Elephants,
Do you know the rhyme about Incy Wincy Spider? Can you sing it? What happened to Incy when it rained? What did he do when the sun came back out?
This week we would like you to play an Incy Wincy Spider Game with a grown up at home. Click on the links below for all the things you need to play the game and the instructions. As you are playing the game, look carefully at the numbers, what do you notice about the numbers as you move up the numberline? What do you notice as you move down the number line? Can you tell your grown up?
Eric Carle has also written a story about this minibeast called “The Very Busy Spider” Do you have it at home? If not here is a link to a video of it.
Now in this week’s riddle, we asked you "Are all minibeasts the same? Do they all have the same number of legs and body parts? Are they all insects? How could we find out?" Talk to the children about where we could find information from. They will almost probably all say Google or Alexa but also talk to them about non-fiction books and other ideas too.
This week, we would love you to think of your own question about spiders write it down in the speech bubble, then research the answer and write it down.
Mr Groves would ask "Why do spiders not stick to their own webs?" What would you like to find out?
Remember to use a question mark for your question rather than a full stop. Remember to use your tricky word mat, finger space stick and phonics strips to sound out all of your words. Can you use a range of conjunctions?
Phonics and Reading
In Espresso please play the tricky word games shown here.
For reading this week, we have allocated either 2 or 4 books on Bug Club at the appropriate level for your child to read and answer the questions to the quizzes as they go by clicking on the bugs so we can see how they are doing. We have ensured all children have the minimum books allocated to them as of Sunday afternoon.
Below are some comprehension tasks the children might like to have a go at.
This week, could you create your own minibeast puzzle? Use all the drawing and painting skills you have learnt at school to create your picture. Remember to use the fill tool and to use the pencil for thin lines and details and the paint brush for larger colouring.
Start with a normal rectangle puzzle and then make it harder by choosing one of the other designs. Can your grown ups at home solve your puzzle?