Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

Summer 1 - Minibeasts

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This half term, the children have been reading the story, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'



We started this topic with our BIG BANG! We were visited by some very special creatures ... Giant African Snail and Dubia Cockroaches - we even got to hold them!

After that, we went on a minibeast hunt around the field to see which different insects we could find - the children were in their element! We went on to learn about the different habitats minibeasts live in through reading different non-fiction books, discussions and observations. The children also got the chance to make their own minibeast hotels/bug houses using all of their new knowledge about habitats. 


In literacy, the children learnt about adjectives as we re-wrote the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. To start with, we had a class party where everyone got the chance to try the foods from the story. Whilst we were trying each food, we used our senses to talk about what they felt, tasted, smelt and looked like and we came up with lots of adjectives to describe the different foods. We then adapted the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.