Year 1 . . . keep going with these challenges! This week the weather forecast is showing lots of sunny weather. Here are some challenges, if you are able to safely get outside . . . (Remember to wear you hat and sun cream if you are playing and learning outside.) Inspect an insect! Watch . . .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3166nK3Gym8 . . . and write the three characteristics of insects. Research an insect of your choice. Here are some videos of minibeasts; describe the way they look and move. Can you identify it as an insect using your knowledge from the SciShow Kids clip? https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5144-minibeasts-videos-powerpoint Hunt for minibeasts. Use minibeast keys in order to identify them. Play a game of beetle drive. Draw a beetle of another type of insect. Remember the key parts of the insect that you have learnt, for example the thorax. Cut the beetle up into different parts so that it’s like a jigsaw. Get a dice and take it in turns to roll it. If you roll a 1 . . . you can collect the legs. 2 . . . collect a wing. 3 . . . collect the abdomen. 4 . . . collect the thorax 5 . . . collect the antennae 6 . . . collect the head. You could also hide these parts in your garden if you want to make it trickier! Watch and listen to some stories by the author Eric Carle. Here are some online versions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH6UIYCRmAE Can you write a recall of the story? If you are feeling really creative – change the insect . . . The bad tempered worm! (These stories are fab because they have repetitive language in.) Create a collage like Eric Carle Choose which insect you would like to create so that you know which colours to use. Paint or use pencils to shade areas of paper. Once dry, tear them up and arrange them to create the insect. Create a natural collage of a minibeast. Make minibeast stones. Find out about minibeast microhabitats here . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb1FkmIucx0 and make a minibeast hotel using old plastic bottles packed with sticks, stones and cones. Enjoy walks with your family and write a forest school diary about what you have done outdoors this week! Use your knowledge of measurement and length from last week to create minibeast wings that are 2 metres long!Use anything you have in your recycling to make the wings! Straws joined together, tubes, cardboard, paper, boxes, napkins, tissue. Use a metre stick or tape measure to measure the wings to 2m. Draw a plan on squared paper before you begin! Your design may change. Here’s some ideas to inspire you . .. Have fun outside this week!