We have had a wonderful summer term exploring all things minibeasts! We have learned all about ladybirds, snails, slugs, bees and worms! We looked at each stage of their lifecycle, which was really interesting, and looked at their habitats and diets. In our classroom, we worked together to set up a wormery and we found some big juicy worms to look after! 

Our topic work has webbed out to all stages of our curriculum which has been lovely. In our art work, we have created some wonderful minibeasts which the children have loved! 

We had an educational visit from Chris, the beekeeper, who taught us all about species of bees, what it is like to keep bees, and we tried some of his honey which was delicious!

Our Bug Ball was a raving success- all the children came to school dressed as a minibeast and we had a wonderful day of games, a picnic, and some time in our forest. 

We ended the term with a trip to Mr and Mrs Taylor’s (Mrs Bowden’s parents) stunning garden, where we worked in teams to find certain things, spot various minibeasts and play some garden games. 

Our wildflower seedlings are shooting up in the raised beds, so we will be sure to give the bees and butterflies plenty of fuel over the Summer! 

We are very excited for September already, where our topic work will be focused on ‘Inside and Outside’. 

We wish you all a wonderful summer break!

Take care and very best wishes,

Mrs Bowden, Mrs Wells, Miss South and Mr Dangerfield.