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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 5

Our topic this term is Bugs and Beasties

In Science we ask the BIG question, do we all need the same things to live? Every living creature goes through a life cycle. At each stage, their characteristics change and they develop in different ways. A caterpillar changes into a butterfly and humans learn new skills as they grow. Habitats enable creatures to be safe and have an environment to grow. A frog thrives in a cold, wet pond whereas humans flourish in the warm and dry. Eventually, the life of creatures come to an end. Is this the same for all living things? As great geographers we will then  build on our fieldwork skills from last term to investigate the ‘bugs and beasties’ around us. We will use our map and learn simple compass and directional skills to help us navigate our way around the school grounds and beyond.


For our learning lift off we went on a bugs and beasties hunt. We thought about the different habitats the creatures live in.

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beasties hunt  beasties hunt



This week we have been learning about habitats. Look at some examples of our amazing home learning habitats we have made!

We also had some caterpillars arrive. We are very excited to watch the life cycle of a butterfly with our own eyes!

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In English we changed the character from our story @Beetle in the Bathroom’ and thought of exciting adjectives to describe them.

English English

English English


Look how big the caterpillars have grown! We think the caterpillar hanging is getting ready to turn into a chrysalis.