22 Jun

The world of minibeasts is fascinating and fills the imagination with awe and wonder.

The Foundation (Reception) children have been engaged observing, recording, designing and creating during our ‘How the World Works’ Unit of Inquiry on Minibeasts.minibeast designs

Inquiry learning is hands on

The children were excited when a scorpion, spider, centipede and stick insects visited the Foundation classes. The children enjoyed a hands on experience.minibeast stick insect

It was fascinating to watch the life cycle of a butterfly and the speedy transformation these beautiful minibeasts experience.minibeast butterfly

Using our inquiry knowledge to create work

We have used our observations of these creatures to create our own minibeasts. We worked in the art room to make our minibeast from a sketch. The children then created a story about it and recorded their story using the class iPads.minibeast designs

Inspired through the illustrations of Eric Carle, we have enjoyed working with our Year 7 buddies to create minibeast collages. The children are now excited about discovering minibeasts when they are out in the environment.

Thank you Kate Hane, Foundation Teacher, for sharing this story.

Did you know SPW is an IB School?

SPW is an internationally recognised International Baccalaureate school. At SPW we offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) which nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

SPW follows the PYP for students from two years old through to the end of Year 5. The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.