This lesson pack for year 2 and P3, linking to the topics living things and biodiversity and interdependence, focuses on how to identify insects from other minibeasts. Pupils will learn the features of an insect and then create their own sock insect (no sewing required!). Pupils will choose which insect they would like to make from a selection of images which show their features clearly.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation entitled ‘Incredible insects’
  • Printable instruction sheet for a sock butterfly.
  • A4 insect images and smaller images
  • Instructions to make a pooter
  • A ‘spot the odd one out’ activity

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Old socks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Buttons
  • Glue
  • Scraps of fabric or felt
  • Stuffing (from an old pillow, cotton wool, or old fabric strips)
Year 2
Living things and habitats

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