Wrapping up our Minibeast topic on the last Thursday of Spring 1, the children in Foundation Stage 2 were invited into school dressed up as a Minibeast of their choice to attend the Big Bug Ball held in the school gym. We were very impressed by the efforts that all had gone to to look like their favourite creatures. Some children even chose to bring in some Minibeast-inspired food to share with their friends. The children had a fantastic time dancing the morning away!
Minibeast is a term that refers to small creatures that you might find at the bottom of your garden or, more technically, is a term for a variety of arthropods and other invertebrates, including spiders, ants, butterflies, bees, snails and many others. Over the course of the topic, the children have had the opportunity to learn the names of some of the small creatures, to look at and inquire about their features, to learn about their habitats as well as to develop some key topic vocabulary, such as pincers, web, hive, insect and cocoon.