Mini Beasts – Spiders

This week we have been looking at spiders as part of our topic on mini beasts. We found out they are not classed as insects because they don’t have six legs. Spiders are classified as Arachnids and have eight legs.

We read the story ‘The Very Busy Spider’ by Eric Carle and sang the ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ song. Children were encouraged to act out the story and sequence the song as part of our literacy activities. They also had a go at a word search.

The activities this week have reflected our overall theme of mini beasts and spiders. We have continued on with our doubling and halving, looked for bugs and counted how many we found, classified bugs into those that had wings and those that didn’t and played a memory game of pairs on the IWB.

Our art and craft work also reflected our theme this week and children made spiders webs at the creation station. They also used potatoes to print a spider shape and a paint brush to add details at the art table.

We carried the theme on outside too and encouraged to children negiotate their way through a large scale spiders web.

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