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Spiders

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SpidersSpiders belong to a group of animals called “arachnids.”  Arachnids are creatures with two body segments and eight legs. They don’t have wings and although they are often thought of as insects, they aren’t! Insects have six legs and thee main body parts.

The School Run – This great site has a lot of information, fun facts and a video on the subject of ...

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Earthworms, Centipedes and Millipedes

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Earthworms Centipedes and MillipedesEarthworms Centipedes and Millipedes are some of the minibeasts which can be found in everyone’s back garden, on the school field and in many other places; they are common to all areas of the country.

Earthworms

Worms are so well-known to children, they are long segmented tubular hermaphrodites, without a skeleton! As they are so unusual, they are fun and interesting to ...

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Learning about Moles

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Moles are interesting, infuriating small mammals that children will rarely have the opportunity to see; they are particularly busy at this time of year, tunnelling and leaving mole hills everywhere whilst seeking a mate.

DK Findout!  – This site has a good picture of the European mole, showing this strong front feet used for tunneling. The information here is easy, suitable for young learners.

The ARKIVE website – has a ...

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Hedgehog Awareness Week 2017

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Hedgehog Awareness Week 2017Hedgehogs used to be commonly seen in and around gardens and hedgerows  but the hedgehog population is declining so badly there is a great nationwide move the conserve them. Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 30th April to 6th May 2017. Hedgehog awareness week is a good opportunity to spend an hour teaching children all about them and how to try to help their declining numbers.

Firstly learning about them:

Nature e-books ...

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Insects and Minibeasts

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Insects and MinibeastsInsects and Minibeasts are a great source of interest and fun as well as forming a great part of many scientific or local geography projects. These video clips, linked separately, cover many aspects about these tiny creatures and one or more may be useful for projects: Here is the BBC set of videos, based on the subject of Insets and ...

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