Investigating minibeasts with EYFS

Nicola Davison
01st April 2016
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Open young learners’ eyes to the wonderful world of minibeasts with these top resources

As the weather gets a bit warmer, it’s time to start thinking about embracing opportunities for outdoor learning. So why not get stuck in with a topic on magnificent minibeasts? We’ve brought together a selection of some of the best minibeasts resources on TES to help you do just that.

Planning and resource packs

Get inspired with these detailed medium-term plans, including learning intentions, planned activities and an information letter for parents. This comprehensive activity pack provides plenty of cross-curricular opportunities for maths, literacy, science and music.

Alternatively, this complete planning and resources pack (£5) not only contains a topic overview, but also a variety of activity ideas, such as thinking skills games and writing frames.

For a one-off lesson, try this minibeast band music plan (£2), which allows learners to explore a range of instruments before coming together to form their own band. This interactive description game is ideal for promoting a wide range of literacy skills, including speaking and listening.

Activities and display materials

Complete with contents page, images and lots of interesting facts about snails, butterflies and ladybirds, this teacher-made non-fiction book will satisfy any young learner’s curiosity.

Having identified individual minibeasts, pupils can consolidate their learning with these simplified Top Trumps cards, which allow them to compare certain characteristics, and this illustrated lotto game.

Brighten up your classroom with this themed title lettering and these labelled photo cards (£2), displaying 56 of the most common minibeasts in the UK.

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For more resources inspiration, check out our dedicated minibeasts page.

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