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This weeks Learning: We're Going on a Minibeast Hunt



This week we are using the well known story of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" and changing the story  creating our own version "We're Going on a Minibeast Hunt."


I wonder what minibeasts you might find?


First, lets share the original story together. Can you join in with the actions?

Watch it everyday to build up your familiarity with the story, so when you come to retell your new version you know the key words and actions!

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through the award-winning favourite pictur...

Now go on a minibeast hunt with your family.

You can do this in your garden, on your street or at the local park.

Complete the table, marking each time you see a minibeast.

I wonder which species you will see most of?

Watch the following videos of some of the common minibeasts you might have found to find out more about specific species:


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Using all you have seen and learned, can you complete these minibeast fact sheets?

Now for a bit of fun - why not create your own minibeast.

I wonder what creature you will design!

Phonics Activities:

This week we looking at the next set of digraphs ow, oi, ar, or.

The following activities can be found on Discovery Espresso (you will need your password):



Mathematics Activities:


Maths Game - Card Calculations:

A game for 2 players

You will need: A shuffled deck of cards

Reception: Version 1 and Version 2 (picture cards are worth 10)

Maths Game - Last One Loses

A game for 2 or more players

Players take turns to say the next 1, 2 or 3 multiples of the times table they are practising, starting at zero.

Reception: Count in ones (0 – 12)

Problem Solving - The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man is being chased by lots of different people and animals.

The people have 2 legs each.

The cats have 4 legs each.

The insects have 6 legs each.

The spiders have 8 legs each.

What could be chasing the Gingerbread Man if there are 12 legs in total?

Think of some different combinations of people and animals that could be chasing the Gingerbread Man.

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Purple Mash - this week's activities:

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