Today was perfect spider hunting weather as the webs glistened in the glorious sunlight. The children loved hunting with their magnifiers and one little person found a very chubby spider having his lunch!
Looking for minibeasts supports so many areas of learning for the children such as:
- Listening to and following instructions on where to look for minibeasts.
- Answering questions about the minibeasts that they have found including describing what they look like and where they live.
- Talking about their mini beast hunt with other children and adults afterwards.
- Negotiating space and practicing balance by moving around to get the best view of mini beasts.
- Handling equipment and tools effectively such as the magnifying glasses.
- Making relationships by working in pairs or larger groups to find, identify and talk about minibeasts, sharing equipment and helping each other.
- Counting the minibeasts that they find and how many legs they have.
- Learning about and discovering the similarities and differences of minibeasts e.g. how they move.
- Observing the minibeasts and identifying them by describing different features, parts of the body, how many legs etc.
Lets hope for lots more sunny days before the end of term.