This week, we have been looking at spiders. We have learnt that ALL spiders have 8 legs and MOST have 8 eyes. We learnt what baby spiders are called and what spiders like to eat. We looked at an example of a spider that lives in South America that is as big as a dinner plate and a sneaky spider that hides under the loo seat in Australia. We have looked at non fiction and fiction texts.
Our week’s texts can be accessed by you and your child below:
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
This is a good text because it has a repeated phrase throughout so your child can look at the pictures and retell the story. It also helps them differentiate sound in the animal noises, which is good for phonics awareness. We also looked at the triangles in the spider's web. In EYFS, some children think a triangle is only a triangle if it looks like an equilateral triangle. This is a good way to show children the concept that triangles look diiferent in readiness for KS2 maths. We also looked at the spiral, as your child needs to have pencil control to form this in pre writing.
Are You A Spider? by Judy Allen
This text teaches some quite complex science in a child friendly format.
An excellent programme explaining complex science in EYFS friendly way
This is an additional clip that addresses why some people are scared of spiders. It makes children think about the 'why' of being scared.
They have already found many minibeasts independently in our outside classroom. We will compare and discuss how some minibeasts look very similar to the adult ones and some do not. We will represent this using data and flow diagrams.