I will present
a picture of the snail to the class. We will then discuss facts
about the snails structure - how it moves along on a 'foot' like
a muscle. On its head it has 'feelers'. What does it use these for?
Where do you think its eyes and mouth are? Does a snail have any
I will then take one of the snails brought in by the children around
to each group. Our classroom assistant will help with this activity.
will take place.
Where does the snail live? - Damp shady places, in the garden under
stones. What happens when it moves? It uses its feelers and it leaves
a sticky trail called mucus. What do snails like to eat? - See chart
on the different foods e.g. leaves, grass, apples etc. Why does
it have a shell to live/hide in? The children will look carefully
at the snail. What happens when you put it on your hand?
We will use
the digital camera to take photos of the snails in their shells
and when they come out of their shells.
and I will construct a snailery. I will ask the children what they
need to put in. What will we give the snails to eat? (leaves, apples
and grass). What about somewhere for the snail to hide away? (stones,
gravel and pebbles.) What about the lid? What do we need to do with
it? Why? We need to put air holes in the lid.
will complete activities in their 'Look Around Work Book' on the
snail. They will paint a picture of the snail and make spiral patterns
based on the snail.