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All About Caterpillars and Butterflies

We often see butterflies in the garden but have to look harder to see caterpiilars.  Try going outside and looking closely on different leaves.  What can you remember about the lifecycle of a butterfly?

The  Woodland Trust has some good information.  Click here to read more.  

What do you think is happening here?

Click here to watch the clip and think about what you already know and what you are observing. 

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What do you think is happening here?

Click here to watch the clip and think about what you already know and what you are observing.

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All About Food Chains

A food chain shows how animals get energy from food.  Plants get energy from sunlight.  Animals get energy from eating plants or other animals.  A food chain always starts with a producer, such as a plant, and ends with a predator, such as a fox.    

Find out more by watching the clips and playing the games on BBC Bitesize.  Your link is here.

Or you could try singing along to the food chain song.  Your link is here.

Use what you have learned to make your own food chain picture or model.   

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More About Habitats

This week your challenge is to find out about large scale habitats such as a woodland, desert, jungle or ocean and to try making your own picture or model to show what you have learned. 

You can use the links or the powerpoint or just do some research of your own using the internet or books that you have at home.  Don't forget you can also explore habitats using the Galaxy Pugs game too.  Have fun!

Watch BBC Bitesize to find out about habitats.  Your link is here .

Use the RSPB site to find out more. You might need a grown up to help you with this one.  Your link is here.

Explore habitats by playing Galaxy Pugs.  Your link is here.

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Lifecycles and Ladybirds

This week we've asked you to find out about ladybirds and to learn about lifecycles.  It may seem hard but don't worry we've added some links to help you.

The Galaxy Pugs game is lots of fun!  Your link is here

Watch BBC Bitesize to find out what a lifecycle is.  Your link is here .

Read amazing facts about ladybirds.  Your link is here .

This time lapse video showing the ladybird's lifecylce is amazing.  Your link is here.

 

All About Habitats

A habitat is the place where a living thing makes its' home.  Some of these habitats are very big, like a woodland or desert.  Some habitats are very small; we call these microhabitats.  A large habitat contains many microhabitats.  A microhabitat can be as small as a fallen branch or the space under a stone.

Your challenge this week is to hunt outside in your garden or park to see how many different microhabitats you can find.  Try to work out which creatures like damp, dark places and which creatures like hot, dry places. We've added some identification charts below to help you to identify what you find.

Try recording what you find in a Carroll diagram.

The powerpoint has extra ideas about microhabitats.  You could also try watching Minibeast Adventures With Jess for ideas about where you might find different minibeast. 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

Good Hunting!

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust have put some great activities on their website for you to try!

Here is a link to their page which has lots of facts about minibeasts. These may help you with your fact files.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/05/minibeast-facts/

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Miss Farrow's Tadpoles

Use your observational skills to see what's happened to the tadpoles over the past few weeks. 

Miss Farrow brought frogspawn from her pond into school at the beginning of March for us to have a close look at. 

She has posted these photos for us all to see how they are getting on. Can you find out about the life cycle of a frog?

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24th March 2020

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About three weeks old.

31st March 2020

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What has happened now?

7th April 2020

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7th April 2020

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Watch the video to find out more.

15th April 2020

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How have the tadpoles changed after a month?

23rd April 2020

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Can you describe the tadpoles now? Talk about their appearance and how they move.

29th April 2020

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The tadpoles are nearly 2 months old. 

7th May 2020

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Look closely to see the body shape beginning to change.

20th May

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It's been a while since we've seen the tadpoles. This picture is a bit bigger so you should see that the shape of their bodies is beginning to change. Maybe if you look really closley you will be able to see a tiny eye. Waht else do you think is in the water with the tadpoles?

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