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Let's Learn About Worms

 

This week we are going to learn about worms - they are more interesting than you think!

 

On the maths page you will see the story of 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson. Can you remember any other books that she wrote? 

 

Worms are living things and have a lifecycle, just like the caretpillar, plants, humans, spiders and all other living things.

Do you recognise one of the words of the worm lifecycle?

Cocoon... where have we come across that before?

In the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle wrote that the caterpillar spun a cocoon. Here is a little secret... it should have said chrysalis. A butterfly spins a chrysalis and a moth spin a cocoon.

 

Worms are wonderful creatures and they are very good for the garden. Watch this video and see how much you can learn about worms.

Worms Are Wonderful

Wiggly Worm Wander

 

Can you go for a wander around your garden and find some wiggly worms. Remember that they do not like too much sunlight and do not like to much heat, so only pick them up for a short time.

 

Worm Charming

Do you fancy a challenge? Why not try some worm charming. See which member of the family can charm the most worms in 5 minutes. 

Watch the video below for some worm charming ideas.

Good luck.

Let me know how many you charmed and we will see who charmed the most in class 1.

 

 

Wildlife Wednesday: Worm charming!

Worm Charming Recount

Can you write a recount about your worm charming.

Do you know what a recount is? Click here to find out.

 

Where did you do it?

Which techniques did you use?

Which technique worked the best?

How many worms did you charm?

What were the worms like?

Who won the family competition?

 

 

A Wormery

Now that you have found some worms, why not have a go at making a wormery.

 

There are some step by step instructions in the link below that you can read and follow.

Wiggly Worm Art

Have a look at this painting.

 

It reminds me of lots of wiggly worms in the soil.

It was created by an American artist called Jackson Pollock.

Jackson Pollock was an abstract artist like Kandinsky. Do you remember him from a few weeks ago? Butterfly page.

He is a very intersting artist and creates his art in a very unusual way...

Art with Mati and Dada - Jackson Pollock | Kids Animated Short Stories in English

Can you create your own Jackson Pollock Wiggly Worm picture?

Instead of paints try using wiggly pens or pencils or crayon lines. If you are feeling adventurous, have a go with mud outside using sticks, leaves or stones to paint with.

 

Have fun and do not forget to email me your masterpieces.

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