This week we looked at what makes an insect an insect and learnt the names of the different body parts of this type of minibeast. We focused on grasshoppers we find in the United Kingdom and looked at the similarities and differences between them, UK crickets and the giant cave weta’s from New Zealand.

We had a creative and very gluey week making collage insects with three body parts and six legs and grasshopper heads with two antennae and two compound eyes. The children spent time creating beautiful square works of art and enjoyed playing with the square shape activities in the classroom.