Kirknewton Primary School

Tuesday 23.6.20 – Primary 1


Good Morning Primary 1 and welcome to our last Tuesday together.

It was great to see some lovely ladybird learning yesterday – thank you for your pictures!

Here are you learning tasks for today:

Today we are going to learn about 2 different minibeasts that people often mix up.  Here is a story to introduce you to one of them:

That’s right – today we are learning about centipedes and millipedes!  At the start of our minibeast topic someone asked the question:

How many legs does a millipede have?

I did not know the answer but I really wanted to find out!  Watch the clip below to see if you can find the answer

Did you find out the answer to the question?

Here are some centipede and millipede tasks – please remember that you do not have to do all tasks, just choose a few from the list below:

  • Centipede or millipede factfile – Use the template provided minibeast-fact-file-template or create your own factfile.
  • Centipede/Millipede shoes – This clip really made me laugh – How many shoes did each insect need?

Can you make your own Caterpillar/millipede and give them enough shoes?  Write a number on each shoe – make sure that they are in the correct order – how many did you make?

  • Fingerprint counting – Make your own fingerprint caterpillar or millipede – How many legs will you add?

  • Millipede hunt – Can you find any millipedes in your garden.  Mr Payne was very excited to find what he thinks is a millipede in our back garden and took some pictures to show you:

Did you find any?   Draw a picture and write a sentence to tell me where the best place to find them was!

If you are unable to print – draw a picture in your home learning jotter and use these words to label your millipede:

head       segments          legs        eyes

          antennae        mouth        trunk

You could also do the same for a centipede.

  • Measuring with millipedes/centipedes – A few weeks ago we were learning how to measure using non-standard units.  Today we are going to measure using centipedes/millipede.

  1. Print out this sheet  Measuring with centipede  or make your own centipede/millipede measurer.
  2. Choose a starting spot in your house/garden and about 6 different objects that you can see from that spot (e.g. kitchen sink, television, toy box, patio door).
  3. Estimate how many centipede/millipede’s it will take to reach that spot then use your measurer to check.
  4. Were you close to your estimate?
  • Research –  If you would like to find out more fun facts about centipede’s and millipedes please ask an adult or older sibling to look at this website with you.

You could record any interesting facts in the comments box below or in your home learning jotter.  I can’t wait to hear some interesting facts!

  • Comparison – Use the information in the clips above to compare centipedes and millipedes.

You could show this using a Venn Diagram.  Draw your own one in your jotter or you could download and complete this one for a worm and centipede  comparison worm centipede .

  • Make a millipede/centipede –  These could be made out of anything that you find around your house.  Here are some pictures to give you some ideas:

OR you could download and print this centipede garland – Centipede garland

Mrs Kendall sent me some lovely learning pictures from a Primary 2 pupil that she thought we might like:

These pictures show caterpillars which turned into chrysalis on Friday – I wonder what will happen next!

Have a fantastic day – see you soon!

Ms Payne


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