Having shared another Eric Carle story this morning we continued with our mini-beast learning. The story of The Bad Tempered Ladybird started some discussion about telling the time and some of the children made clocks with moving hands. We also created some ladybird hand-puppets by lacing together pieces of foam. With the sun shining we explored the outside areas to find where the mini-beasts hide. Logs provided shelter and shade and we found hundreds of woodlice. We took out magnifying glasses and bug pots and had great fun finding all kinds of insects and bugs. As we'd found so many woodlice we came back to the classroom and found out some more about them. Did you know? Woodlice have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies. Their natural habitat is cool, dark and damp places. They shed their skin and continue to grow.
Here's an interesting link to find out more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjX2pO6irGg