In Room 5 we have incorporated our minibeast topic into our Writing and Art. We all had to choose a minibeast and then use this as a basis for a haiku poem and for our sketching work in Art. We have been looking at improving our writing through the use of adverbs and adjectives and we were able to put this to the test through our haiku poems. For Art, we have been looking at sketching and drawing techniques and we first practised then produced our minibeast pictures. We added some colour to these through the use of water colour pencils.
Through our minibeast topic we have learned many new things. While looking at the classification of these creatures, we stumbled upon a couple of difficult examples, such as the caterpillar and the slug. Mrs Patterson was able to help us out with our dilemma about the slug. She just happened to read us a fantastic story in the library last week which mentioned they were part of the mollusc family. We had to research caterpillars ourselves to discover that although they have more than six legs, they are indeed an insect as they are considered to be a ‘baby’ butterfly.