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Hi! I'm Marie and I enjoy illustrating and creating teaching resources based on popular KS1 & KS 2 school topics. I also try to link activities to other areas of learning whenever possible including Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Design & Technology and Art. It takes time to design and create these resources single-handed, so please encourage your friends & colleagues to visit my page regularly. Happy teaching! :)

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Hi! I'm Marie and I enjoy illustrating and creating teaching resources based on popular KS1 & KS 2 school topics. I also try to link activities to other areas of learning whenever possible including Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Design & Technology and Art. It takes time to design and create these resources single-handed, so please encourage your friends & colleagues to visit my page regularly. Happy teaching! :)
DT / Vehicles/ Space Buggy
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DT / Vehicles/ Space Buggy

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Worksheets based on DT Unit 2A / Vehicles where children design a space buggy, plan how they will make it and evaluate their finished work. The set includes: Information sheets and worksheets that can be to introduce the topic: • text about space buggies used during the moon exploration followed by a questionnaire • picture of a space buggy with names of parts followed by one that children can label Front cover sheet and targets (objectives) sheet Worksheets for DT activities: Think of ideas for making your space buggy (purpose) Draw how your space buggy will look like and label the parts (own design) Draw how you will make your space buggy move and label the parts (wheels and axels) Draw a logo for your space buggy, and tick what you will use to make your logo Write a list of materials and tools that you will need to make your space buggy Plan in which order you will make your own space buggy What do you think of your finished vehicle? (Evaluation) Worksheet for creative writing: Write an exciting short story for a newspaper report which includes a space buggy (newspaper template) For more useful Space activities and resources, please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Under The Sea - Animal Classification
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Under The Sea - Animal Classification

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Animal Classification -Groups of Sea Animals Includes teaching suggestions, activity set (pictures and labels), instructions, worksheets, posters and answer sheets. This is a great activity for children to learn how animals are grouped into different categories. The objective is to match each animal (pictures) under the correct group name (labels) – vertebrate, invertebrate, fish, mammal, reptile, crustacean, mollusc, echinoderm, coelenterate, worm and sponge – and match its features (labels) - while cooperatively making decisions and discussing the different possibilities. Set consists of: • Introduction - Information Posters: text about the different groups of sea animals – show on IWB • Classification Activity : Animal Flashcards, Group Name labels, Feature Labels • Worksheets: to record from activity • Answer Posters: to check at the end of the sorting activity as well as worksheets – show on IWB For more useful activities, please check my other Under the Sea resources in my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
DT / Food / Yummy Cereal Bars
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DT / Food / Yummy Cereal Bars

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Set of activities including facts, recipes and worksheets. Planning included! Based and adapted from DT unit 3b ‘Sandwich Snacks’, it also links Science lessons and objectives of 2A ‘Health and Growth’. Through this unit, children review the importance of healthy eating. They investigate the characteristics and properties of different varieties of cereal bars, taste each product, and develop vocabulary to describe the appearance, taste, smell and texture. They look at nutritional contents. They learn basic food preparation techniques and ways of combining components to create simple cereal bars. They make choices based on the properties of different foods in order to design and make a healthier alternative. Through this activity, children develop an awareness of health and safety and learn that the quality of the product depends on how well it is made and presented. Resources • Food Pyramid • Food clipart • Food Pie Chart: to show how much you should eat from each food group everyday to stay healthy • Are cereal bars good for us? – reading information • Nutritional Facts – information • Recipes • Sensory Vocabulary Science Worksheets • Food Pyramid: illustrate the different types of food for each food group • Healthy Plate!: draw different foods that belong in each group • Look closely at Nutritional Facts of 2 different types of cereal bars and complete worksheet; which one would be a better choice? Why? • Compare cereal bars from recipes in terms of appearance, flavour and texture. • Find out which cereal bar children like the most – use block graph to record answers • Look at nutritional benefits of each cereal bar to find out which one is the healthiest DT worksheets: • Investigate different cereal bars. Illustrate how they look and briefly describe each one (name, appearance, main ingredients, texture, taste) use sensory vocabulary card • Recipes – worksheets (to work through) • Design your own cereal bar • Complete blank recipe template to show how you will make your cereal bar including ingredients an equipment • Design a wrapping (extension) • Evaluate your own cereal bar Literacy: • Complete a Non- Chronological Report to show what you have learnt about cereal bars Useful Tip! Use the PDF doc with your IWB to work through the pages with your children :) Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. mariesteachingresources@gmail.com For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :) Note: The resources have been updated & corrections made on 15/6/20
Famous People/ Space KS2/ Astronauts Fact Sheets + Activities
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Famous People/ Space KS2/ Astronauts Fact Sheets + Activities

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Includes 11 fact sheets and 14 worksheets 11 Fact Sheets – one for each of the most famous US astronauts and cosmonauts, male and female, including brief biographies. Suggest folding in half and laminate. I have created some follow-up activities– including further reading texts Fact Sheet (research and writing activity) Based on the given photograph ( Tim Peake) find out who this British astronaut is. Complete the fact sheet and write a brief biography. Time Line - Cut and paste activity Cut around each photo and labels (dates and description). Match them. Use the fact sheets to find the answers. Paste them in chronological order (separate sheet provided) linked to Literacy Topics: Questionnaire Tick or write answers about famous astronauts/cosmonauts. Use as a quiz or find answers using fact sheets (pair/group work) ‘What is an astronaut? Text in two part that can be used in Literacy / Reading / Comprehension/ Writing – suggestions: • to write own questionnaires • list difficult words and use dictionaries • use information / highlight key words to complete ‘Job Description’ activity Job Description Write a job description for the position of astronaut – use information from the text ‘What is an astronaut?’ Glossary Use dictionaries to write the meaning of words/terms Interview Imagine interviewing a famous astronaut – write own questions and find answers in fact sheet – 1 x blank (own choice) and 1 x about interviewing Mae Jemison **Newspaper Report ** 1 x newspaper article – to discuss structure, layout, information, vocabulary 1 x newspaper front pages – to identify and label ‘heading – paragraph – subheading – date – image – column’ 1 x blank for planning a newspaper report 1 x blank to write newspaper report Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. Thanks for looking :) **
Little Red Riding Hood– Word Mat
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Little Red Riding Hood– Word Mat

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A handy word mat for independent writing with sentence starters for each part of the story, verbs and adjectives. Includes blank writing sheets. For additional resources based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Animals from Africa Worksheets KS1
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Animals from Africa Worksheets KS1

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Set of worksheets to learn about Africa, the African savannah and different groups of most popular African animals. Can be used as shared reading activities (Literacy) • Africa – to know about the African continent: text followed by questions • A Map of Africa – to know the names of seas and oceans around Africa and most well known features: label names • Where is the African Savannah? – to know where the savannah is situated among other areas : colour areas • Seasons – to know how seasons affect the environment and animals: text, colouring, questions • African Savannah Animals - to know what is found in the savannah: text with blanks (use word bank to complete) • Looking For Food – to know the groups of animals that live in the savannah: text followed by questions • Predator or Prey? – to know which animals are hunted by others: circle the predator in each pair of animals • Diets, Animal Groups – to know which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores: complete table • Diets, Animal Groups (easier) – to know which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores: circle animal pictures in different colours • What’s For Dinner, Food Chain – to know that plants and animals are part of a food chain, and who eats what: label animals and plants in the correct order • An African Animal – to describe in details an animal: illustrate and use word bank to label body parts and complete sentences • What Do You Know About The African Savannah? – use word bank For more useful activities and resources, please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Going To The Seaside –  PowerPoint
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Going To The Seaside – PowerPoint

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Based on the ‘Going to the Seaside’ scheme of work, the PowerPoint is divided into 5 parts: Most popular seaside places in the UK includes map of the UK with different seaside resorts; information about 10 seaside places Why do people like going to the seaside? includes pictures of different seaside landscapes; information; pictures of different activities on the beach and on/in the sea Seaside Features includes pictures of different human and physical seaside features; recognise which ones are human or physical features; identify famous seaside landmarks Seaside holidays in the past includes pictures and text from Victorian times to 1990s; time line with pictures Seaside holidays abroad includes text and pictures; map of the world – recognise most popular destinations; information about Benidorm (Spain), Rhodes (Greece), Cocoa Beach (Florida), Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Antalya (Turkey); compare different seaside holidays at home and abroad I have also created worksheets as follow up activities. Please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Animals - Classification - Different Groups Word Mat
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Animals - Classification - Different Groups Word Mat

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A Word Mat for spellings - includes name of animal body parts and key features, eating groups and classification groups For additional resources based on animals – Farm, Rainforest, Under the Sea and Minibeasts, please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Goldilocks and The Three Bears KS1– Story Structure & Characters
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Goldilocks and The Three Bears KS1– Story Structure & Characters

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Set of worksheets to learn about characters and story structure based on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Activities include oral retelling, sequencing events, identifying different parts of the story, describing characters, and creative writing. Set Includes: • Tell The Tale – story pictures for sequencing and oral retelling • What Happens Next? –cut and paste pictures and text • Story Map - complete a map with words and/or pictures • Story Structure – list characters, settings, events and resolution • Story Plot – write brief description for parts of the story (Beginning, Build-Up, Problem, Resolution, End) • Character Portrait – illustrate and describe one character • Describing Characters – use adjectives word bank • Describing Settings – list adjectives for the woods; describe a walk in the woods • Story Sequence – blank sheet for writing • Sorry Card from Goldilocks or the bears • Wanted Poster • Goldilocks’ Choices - tick which statements are true • True or False - identify which sentences are true or not and rewrite the false sentences so that they are true For additional resources based on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, please check my PowerPoint and Bingo Game. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Under The Sea - Worksheets
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Under The Sea - Worksheets

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Set of worksheets to learn about living underwater and different groups of sea animals • Living Underwater – to know how living things need to breathe underwater: text followed by questions • Aquatic Animal Groups – to know that animals are put into different classification groups: text followed by questions • Parts of the Ocean – to know the names and features of the different sea zones: text followed by questions • Sea Zones – colour zones in different shades and name each zone • Sea Mammals and Sea Reptiles: text followed by questions • Fish – use word bank to complete sentences + label body of a fish • Crustaceans and Molluscs: text followed by questions Can be used as shared reading activities (Literacy) For more useful activities, please check my Under the Sea Animal Classification set and Bingo in my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Jack and the Beanstalk– Word Mat
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Jack and the Beanstalk– Word Mat

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A handy word mat for independent writing with sentence starters for each part of the story, verbs and adjectives. For additional resources based on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources :) I have also created a 5 part PowerPoint that can be used over 5 lessons with worksheets for follow up activities. Hope that you find the word mat useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Amazon Rainforest Animals- Classification
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Amazon Rainforest Animals- Classification

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Includes teaching suggestions, activity set (pictures and labels), instructions, worksheets, posters and answer sheets. This is a great activity for children to learn how animals are grouped into different categories. The objective is to match each animal (pictures) under the correct group name (labels) – vertebrate, invertebrate, mammal, reptile, bird, fish, amphibian, and insect – and match its features (labels) - while cooperatively making decisions and discussing the different possibilities. Set consists of: • Introduction - Information Posters: text about the different groups of animals (suggest display on big screen) • Classification Activity : Animal Flashcards, Group Name labels, Feature Labels • Worksheets: to record from activity • Answer Posters: to check at the end of the sorting activity as well as worksheets (suggest display on big screen) For more useful activities, please check my other Amazon Rainforest Animals resources in my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Food in Space / KS1&2 / Healthy Food
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Food in Space / KS1&2 / Healthy Food

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Includes 7 fact sheets and 5 worksheets Fact Sheets – Introduction: can be used in Literacy / Reading / Comprehension: •What is it like to eat in space?**** part 1 and 2 - explaining how food was developed for space missions • Types of Foods – information about the eight food categories in which space foods are made • How do astronauts eat? - information about food tray design • Great Food in Space! – about why astronauts needs specific diets • Healthy Food in Space – outlining what astronauts have to eat to stay healthy / Food Pyramid / numbers of daily servings for each food group **• International Space Station Daily Menu Food List ** Worksheets: • Look at the International Space Station Daily Menu and count how many foods there are for each food groups. Write the numbers to complete the table. • Types of Foods - Use the information from your findings to answer some these questions. • Planning a Daily Menu (Table) - Look at the International Space Station Daily Menu and choose foods that you would like to eat. Remember! Daily Servings tells you how many you need for each food group. �� What’s On Your Menu Today? ( Food Pyramid Chart) - Look at the International Space Station Daily Menu and choose foods that you would like to eat. • Planning a 5 Day Menu (Table) - Use the ISS Daily Menu List and the recommended daily servings from the Food Pyramid chart to create balanced meals for an astronaut. Useful Tip! Use the PDF doc with your IWB to work through the pages with your children :) Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. Thanks for looking :)
Science / Materials / The 3 Little Pigs
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Science / Materials / The 3 Little Pigs

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Planning included! Through this small unit, children learn about the materials used in the story of The Three Little Pigs, found out where straw, wood and bricks (clay) come from, how they are used as building materials and their properties.,as well as describe and compare every day objects made of the same materials, and carry out 2 science experiments. Includes • Planning - for 5 lessons. • PowerPoint – found out what straw, wood and clay comes from, how they are used as building materials and their properties • Text for reading activities (similar as powerPoint) • Flashcards – objects made of straw, wood and clay Worksheets: • What do you know about these materials? (Using key vocabulary to describe materials and their properties) Complete sentences or/ and use writing sheet – using • Sort objects (cut & Paste) made of straw, wood and clay • Describe what straw, wood and clay feels like (use word bank) • Found out which material absorbs water the most • Found out which material can be move the furthest For additional resources based on the story of The Three Little Pigs, please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Our Solar System / Planets Fact Sheets
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Our Solar System / Planets Fact Sheets

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11 Fact Sheets –one for each planet in our solar system including the Sun and the Moon: brief descriptions and table including type, diameter, distance from Sun, how many hours for a day, how many days for a year, temperature on the surface, number of rings, number of moons, first time recorded and by whom it was recorded by. Suggest folding in half and laminate. Space/ Our Solar System / Planets Word Mats 5 Word Mats including 3 x with definitions of related topic words in alphabetic order; 1 x table with detailed information about each planet; 1x image of our solar system’s planets and their orbits ( 2 versions! including one in full colour background). Suggest laminating. Other resources on TES: I have created a variety of worksheets - some can be used with the help of information texts or/and Internet as a means to record answers as well as further activities that can be linked to other Science topics ( Forces & Materials) Thanks for looking :)
DT / Wind –Up Toys
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DT / Wind –Up Toys

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I have created fact sheets and worksheets based and adapted from DT unit 2C Winding. It also links History Unit 1‘‘How are our toys different from those in the past?’ Some activities can be linked to Literacy (Reading and Writing, Non-Fiction, Story Telling). The unit can be adapted for a particular class topic. Planning included! . Through this unit, children learn about the concept of winding mechanisms, building on previous knowledge of wheels and axles. They learn about different mechanical toys and how they have changed over time. They explore how to make winding mechanisms using construction kits, then, after discussion, make their own toy using a winding mechanism out of reclaimed materials. Resources • Fact Sheet: Wind-Up Toys – What is a wind-up toy? • Fact Sheet: Wind-Up Toys – A History of Wind-Up Toys • Diagram: How to make a wind-up mechanism • Making a glossary of new vocabulary • Story writing: Write a short paragraph that links to the story History worksheets: • Draw a picture of each toy (from the past and modern) and label (similarities and differences) • Put pictures in the correct order (cut and paste) to show how wind-up toys have changed over time DT worksheets: • Draw a win-up toy and label the different parts of the mechanism • Designing (part 1): illustrate idea and label different parts to show how it will work • Designing (part 2): list materials, equipment and plan stages of making • Description: Using stages of making as a reference, write a description (word list) • Evaluation: evaluate own wind-up toy and make suggestions for improvement Useful Tip! Use the PDF doc with your IWB to work through the pages with your children :) Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. mariesteachingresources@gmail.com For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Food in Space / KS1&2 Science / Tasting Foods
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Food in Space / KS1&2 Science / Tasting Foods

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Choosing Food for a Space Mission – 1 fact sheet + 1 introduction to activity + 5 worksheets + 1 associated vocabulary • Selecting A Menu – fact sheet that can be used in Literacy / Reading / Comprehension: explaining why and how astronauts get a chance to choose their menus before going on a space mission • Testing Foods - instructions for group activity • Taste Panel Evaluation - worksheet: record individually the scores given for each food tested with brief comments • Testing Foods – Results – worksheet: using the Sensory Taste Panel Vocabulary, explain test results – either individually or as a group (suggest maybe printing A3 size) • Sensory Taste Panel Vocabulary – 1 per group • Writing sheet: Use the descriptive words from the Taste Panel Evaluation Sheet to write a paragraph about the foods you have tested. • What meal would you like? - Astronauts ‘Food Tray (with pouches) worksheet: label the pouches with favourite foods Useful Tip! Use the PDF doc with your IWB to work through the pages with your children :) Hope that you like and find them useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. Thanks for looking :)
The Three Little Pigs– Word Mat
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The Three Little Pigs– Word Mat

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A handy word mat for independent writing with sentence starters for each part of the story, verbs and adjectives. For additional resources based on the story of The Three Little Pigs, please check my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources :) I have also created a 5 part PowerPoint that can be used over 5 lessons with worksheets for follow up activities. Hope that you find the word mat useful. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)
Food in WW2 / KS2 / Facts & Worksheets
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Food in WW2 / KS2 / Facts & Worksheets

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Based on the QCA scheme of work Unit 9 ‘What was it like for children in the Second World War?’, I have created some fact sheets including photos and posters, and follow up activities. Set includes 7 fact sheets and 3 worksheets. Useful Tip! Why not use the PDF doc with your IWB to work through the pages with your children :) Fact sheets: I have put the additional pictures/photos before each fact sheet so that you can use them to generate questions and discussions with your pupils before reading the text. Print and use for independent / group work. Suitable for Literacy and Guided Reading, Dictionary activities (search for definitions) What did people eat during the War? Worksheets: • Food Rationing. Explain when and why food rationing was introduced; how it worked; if it was fair. • Food Rationing Timeline. Cut & Paste activity: find out when certain types of foods were rationed and match food pictures to appropriate dates. Updated: fact sheet and answer sheet included Hope that you like and find them useful. Please check my other resources. If you have any comments or recommendations to make, please do not hesitate to do so. Thanks for looking :)
Minibeasts  Classification Activity
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Minibeasts Classification Activity

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A great whole class teaching activity or group activity – children use labels and pictures to sort minibeasts into insect or not insect, and match key features while cooperatively making decisions and discussing the different possibilities. Includes instructions, posters (text) to introduce Minibeasts, minibeasts pictures, group and features labels, recording worksheets and posters to check answers. Follow up activities – worksheets: • Complete a table, matching minibeasts with features and identifying if it is an insect or not • Identify insects and not insects by circling in different colours • Classification keys – use a series of questions to identify each minibeast • Complete a Venn Diagram – list key features to compare insects and not insects For more useful activities, please check other Minibeasts resources in my shop Marie’s Teaching Resources For updates go to my Facebook page – Marie’s Teaching Resources Thanks for looking :)