Elementary School understanding the world lesson plans and activities: Minibeasts

Resources and ideas for understanding the world, minibeasts, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 2 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 2 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 4 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 4 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 5 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 5 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Mixed Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in both upper and lower cases. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters

Minibeast Bunting Alphabet - Lower Case Letters: A series of brightly coloured minibeast-themed bunting including the alphabet in lower case. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting

Phonics Phase 3 Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Phase 3 decodable and tricky words. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 1 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Y1 CEW. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting

Year 2 Common Exception Words Minibeast Bunting: A series of brightly coloured minibeast themed bunting including all of the Y2 CEW. Includes plain minibeast themed flags for a longer string of bunting.This product is available for phonics phases 2 to 5 and Y1 and Y2 common exception words. For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

In the Garden Writing Prompts and Differentiated Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

In the Garden Writing Prompts and Differentiated Word Mats for EYFS/KS1

Resource TitleIn the Garden Differentiated Writing Prompts and Word MatsAge/Year GroupEarly Years and Key Stage 1Total Pages in download❤ 13File TypePDFResource Content❂ Over 40 Writing Prompts/Story Starters/Titles and Words (differentiated). ❂ Laminate for long term durability and use year after year! These writing prompts look great in buckets on tables or in garden themed writing challenge areas! Please note- two words mats are included in colour (differentiated). Check the preview!Reviews and feedback are appreciated, I value all but as we tell our students, try to be constructive! @ pollypuddleduck@gmail.comPrinting Tip: This educational resource has been designed for printing on A4 size paper. If you are printing on a different size, select ‘shrink’ or ‘print to fit page’ (or similar option) in order for the contents to fit correctly. TOUPurchase of this resource entitles YOU, the buyer, the right to reproduce the pages for personal and classroom use ONLY. Duplication for other classes, an entire school or for commercial use is strictly prohibited without written permission from Polly Puddleduck. Minor editing is allowed but only for personal use. The document remains under the copyright of Polly Puddleduck even when edited. Posting this item in whole or part on the Internet in any form is strictly prohibited and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Polly Puddleduck ©2017

By PollyPuddleduck

Butterfly life cycle

Butterfly life cycle

The Life Cycle of a ButterflyA great range of resources including Science, Literacy and Numeracy.The pack includes:Display materials including colour pictures and arrows and a title pageA long colourful display bannerTwo Power points- one with more detail for older children and a simpler version for younger or less able learnersA life cycle wheel to makeVarious life cycle sequencing worksheets such as a cut and stick sheet, a drawing worksheet and different writing worksheetsTemplates for craft workWriting pages which can be made into a book with a coverButterfly and caterpillar fact worksheetsA started worksheet to see what the children know and what they want to find outVocabulary flash cards and also cards with words and meaningsA themed word searchA colourful picture bingo gameA butterfly life cycle headband to makeLabelling worksheetsSymmetry worksheetsPhotos of different butterflies and caterpillarsPhotos of the different stages of the life cycle of a butterflyVarious other worksheets including describing a butterfly/ caterpillar, missing words, sentence scramble, sequencing sentences etc

By robbyn

Minibeasts and Insects topic

Minibeasts and Insects topic

A great pack for teaching the topic of Minibeasts and Insects and The Hungry Caterpillar or for use when going on nature walksThe pack includes:18 flash cards of different coloured insects and minibeasts with their namesA lovely photo pack of 16 colour photos of different insects and minibeastsThree large colourful display banners with pictures of insects and minibeast- 'Minibeasts and Insects', 'Minibeasts' and 'Insects'A coloured and a black and white insect and minibeast spotting card- great for taking on your nature walks or for sending home with the children to search for minibeasts at home'What am I?' clue cards to guess the minibeast or insectQuestion cards to add to your displaysRhymes about minibeasts and insects18 A4 sized black and white pictures for colouring or craft workTopic word cards to help when describing the habitats of the creaturesIndividual fans to make with different minibeasts/insects on and a list of questions for use by the teacher-a clue can be read and the children have to show you the correct creatureA5 fact cards for each minibeast and insectA display border to print out showing the different creatures featured in the pack-this can be printed out as many times as you need for whatever size display board you haveAn A4 bordered page to display the children's workA large title of 'Minibeasts and Insects' -each letter is decorated with small minibeast picturesAlso included are some resources for the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'- for more resources see my separate Hungry Caterpillar pack:A large Hungry Caterpillar display bannerA colour photo pack of caterpillars and butterfliesDays of the week cards with pictures of the food the Hungry Caterpillar ate each dayPicture and word cardsA colourful themed bingo game

By robbyn

James and The Giant Peach Bundle

James and The Giant Peach Bundle

A great resource for KS1 and 2 comprising of 4 workbooks to use as a cross curricular unit of work. Literacy James and The Giant Peach, Minibeasts, Life Cycle of the frog and Life cycle of the butterfly.

By teachercellar

Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

Science Year 5 - 6 week unit on Life cycles of plants and animals, linked with Amazon Rainforest

6 week unit of work linked to curriculum theme - Amazon Rainforest.National Curriculum 2014 linksBy the end of the unit, pupils should be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird and to describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals. The flipchart includes links to all videos by clicking on the images. The worksheets and activities are stored in the flipchart so clicking on the images will open the files. I have also added them as files in the download. Learning Intentions:To know about animal life cyclesTo research Amazon wildlife life cyclesTo be able to plan a fair germination investigation To know that flowering plants reproduceTo be able to design a very dangerous plantTo know about naturalists and behaviourists - David Attenborough and Jane Goodall

By shhmakey

Minibeast Bundle

Minibeast Bundle

This is a great minibeast resource pack. It contains photos of well known minibeasts, a quiz, a set of creative writing prompts for students to imagiine what life is like as a insect and great ESL pack about the life of minibeasts. The photos could be used to start the topic or as a quick and simple display.

By peterfogarty

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The Fun with Words Collection 5

The Fun with Words Collection 5

The Fun with Words Collection 5 A collection of fun and engaging literacy resources, complete lessons and activities. Fantastic value for money download and a real time saver. See the links for further details. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: cooltext.com, copyright free image: https://pixabay.com/en/book-old-clouds-tree-birds-bank-863418/

By EngageinEnglish

'Find me...find a fact' Scavenger hunt. Play, learning, science and nature, key stage, outdoor

'Find me...find a fact' Scavenger hunt. Play, learning, science and nature, key stage, outdoor

A flexible activity to promote exploration, thinking skills and research skills, great for both the outdoor environment and carrying out further research from books or the internet. There are pictures of nature in the left column, children can interpret these pictures as they wish. Then in the other column boxes there are prompts to write, draw and find out a fact about something the child does not know yet about what they have found. Extra sheets are included for children to add their own pictures or write up extra facts and so on.Supports play, learning, science and nature, key stage one and two, eyfs/ eyfp, outdoor, also a useful teaching tool for child development, e.g. CACHE, BA Honours Early childhood studies and more, students could test it out and evaluate how children learn etc

By fb1983

Tiny Little Frogs

Tiny Little Frogs

This song is aimed at encouraging children to learn how to swim as a form of exercise. It is also important to mention that the aim of this song is to encourage children to take swimming lessons so they can learn to swim in a safe environment, this is why we have used the word pool instead of a pond in the lyric. The song describes frog movements both in water and on land. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Tadpoles

Tadpoles

The main aim of this song is to encourage children to move in wiggly, jiggly, squiggly, shaking movements and to have fun while doing so. The song describes tadpoles moving around the pond while blowing bubbles and playing hide and seek. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Nature. Facts and Worksheets

Nature. Facts and Worksheets

A collection of 8 different information and worksheets covering aspects of nature. Bee decline, wildlife decline, environmental issues and extreme weather conditions are all included.

By Out-Of-The-Box

Survival Kit for Relief Teachers, Easy Links Wonderful Websites for very busy teachers, Animal Logic bundle

Survival Kit for Relief Teachers, Easy Links Wonderful Websites for very busy teachers, Animal Logic bundle

Easy Links- Wonderful Websites for Very Busy TeachersClick here to see a video presentationWhy this book??Have you bookmarked, pinned and saved hundreds of links?Do you promise that one day you will sort them out?This book may be the answer to your organisational dreams. It is designed to be an easy to use, interactive resource. It has been sorted into categories with links to provide answers and help for frequently asked questions posed in posts on Facebook and other social group forums.What do you get?105 page e-book400 Web linksAttention getters (3 pages of ideas)Behaviour Management Booklet (7 pages)Suitable for Primary and Secondary TeachersTime saving resource with a wealth of downloads to save you moneyFLIPBOOK sample pages click hereA Survival Kit for Casual Relief TeachersAfter 30 years of teaching, I thought it was well overdue to start sharing all those gems that you use in your day to day teaching that help make learning more meaningful and fun. I began to build a resource kit for myself when I began casual teaching, and then I realised just how many ideas and activities I had been using over the years. I have spent many hours searching through websites, searching books for great ideas and activities. I have now collected and compiled my book of activities and hints for casual teachers ......A survival Kit to take with you when the phone rings, and you aren't sure what to take with you.The eBook can be used with any storage, to access when you need a quick activity or web link. Copyright is granted to print off 1 copy for personal classroom use. 111 pagesAnimals are a great topic to use with all grades. This pack may be the answer to many of your preparation needs. Check out what is included in the resource bundleWhat do you get?60 Real animal photosClipart of environmentsPhotos of real environmentsWord cardsVenn diagramsSuggested games and activities to play with these cards10 game cards with rules and how to playMatrix gameMemory GameCompound word animal puzzlesWorld maps of Continents (for animal sorting)PDF versionEditable PowerPoint version158 slides/pages

By ninki1

Animal logic games and Printables

Animal logic games and Printables

Animal Themed Logic GamesAnimals are a great topic to use with all grades. This pack may be the answer to many of your preparation needs. Check out what is included in the resource bundleWhat do you get?60 Real animal photosClipart of environmentsPhotos of real environmentsWord cardsVenn diagramsSuggested games and activities to play with these cards10 game cards with rules and how to playMatrix gameMemory GameCompound word animal puzzlesWorld maps of Continents (for animal sorting)PDF versionEditable PowerPoint version158 slides/pages

By ninki1

"Try me" Box. Perfect for outdoour area/ activities/ forest school/ EYFS/EYFP/ Early years activity

"Try me" Box. Perfect for outdoour area/ activities/ forest school/ EYFS/EYFP/ Early years activity

Try me" Box. Perfect for outdoour area/ activities/ forest school/ EYFS/EYFP/ Early years activityA fun selection of activity prompts to set out in your outdoor area/ forest school area or a family activity!Children can take it in their own direction!Simply print out, laminate and place in a boxready for children to choose from.(A waterproof plastic box would be ideal)outdoor play and learning

By fb1983

Dragonflies (Encouraging listening & responding)

Dragonflies (Encouraging listening & responding)

Dragonflies (Encouraging listening & responding)This dance or movement song aims to teach awareness of personal space using dragonflies as an example of controlled movement. The song describes dragonflies dancing about without colliding into each other, also how they can change their movement to hover on the same spot for a time before darting away again. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Busy Bees (Encouraging cooperative behaviour & learning about bees)

Busy Bees (Encouraging cooperative behaviour & learning about bees)

Busy Bees (Encouraging cooperative behaviour & learning about bees)In this cheerful song, bees are used to illustrate teamwork and cooperative behaviour with friends and family. The song also describes bees collecting pollen from flowers, making honey and living in a hive. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Try me box; Fun Easter edition 1, Childrens Easter activity

Try me box; Fun Easter edition 1, Childrens Easter activity

A fun selection of Easter activity prompts to set out in your outdoor area/ forest school area or a family activity!Children can take it in their own direction!Simply print out, laminate and place in a boxready for children to choose from.(A waterproof plastic box would be ideal)

By fb1983