This is a useful resource and has been selected to feature on the @TESPrimary twitter feed over the next week. Thank you so much for sharing, you are helping to inspire teachers and students all over the world!
2 pages designed to be folded into a bottom opening card. Plant pot image on the front, where the riddle is written, and a line for 'I am a ...' and a box for a picture of the minibeast (that could also be labelled as an extension task!)
Eddy the fly is a funny cross-curricular poem that children love. I have published this poem following positive responses from the children and other teachers.
Combining poetry and science, Eddy the fly is an excellent story/poem to introduce children to the invertebrates in a fun way. It also covers PHSE with regards to hygiene.
From my experience, most children’s day-to-day experience of non-domesticated animals is more often with invertebrates (flies, spiders, woodlice etc); the children often just do not realize that the creatures are animals!
So, at the end of the poem there is a series of accurate scientific facts that will encourage the child to explore more about the animal in the poem.
Finally, there is also a satisfying 'yuk' factor, which could be the starting point to discuss the importance of handwashing and general hygiene etc.
More importantly, it's just good fun.
Eddy is the first in a series of similar poems based on invertebrates.
Poem, Eddy, Fly, flies, Science, Literacy, Funny, Science Facts, Cross- curricular, Poetry, insects, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, animals, hygiene, Primary, invertebrates, rhyme, cladistics. classification