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Barnsley Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7DT


Oakfield Park School

All Different, All Valued, All Equal

Key Stage 3 -  Year 7,8 & 9

Students in key stage 3 will be learning through their topic of  "A Bugs Life" during Spring term 2018.


Communication and Interaction

(Reading, Writing, Speaking, listening, Sign language )

Rhymes/stories linked to bugs (Hungry caterpillar, bad tempered ladybird, quiet cricket, busy spider—Eric Carle.  If only.  (See reading POS)

Non fiction—fact books about a range of bugs.

Bug mark making,  bug topic words/symbols/signs. Sensory Phonics, Bug Slime.  (See sensory/Writing POS)

Communication through colour of the day. TAC PAC, Intensive interaction and Musical interaction.  (See communication POS) 

Bug songs and raps on Youtube/DVD etc…

Bugs names in other languages including BSL


Cognition and learning

(Maths, Science, computing)

Maths (See POS) activities linked to bugs (bay work etc)  threading, sorting, tally, pictograms, 

Science— Bug Hunt, nature trails, life cycles, vertebrates / invertebrates.  Exploring a range of bugs we can keep in school over the spring term.  Butterflies, stick insects, ants, worms  etc…  Snail Racing.  Food chains

Computing (See POS)—paint (See POS) Big Bang  Cause and effect through use of ICT equipment Choose it maker, jigsaw maker, Big bang, Switch skills.  Animation—making bugs move. Research—images /facts  Beebot—instructions/programming, build a world for the bug to roam around.  Interactive bugs on ipad.  Puzzles on the Ipad (bug related)


Physical and sensory

(P.E, DT, Art, Food tech, music)

PE/Gymnastics/swimming—movement of bugs dance / Ugly Bug Ball / Body movements linked to bugs.  Golf.  Travelling Games.  Under and over.

DT—Build bug hotel / Moving bugs—joining.  Giant Bugs each class create a large bug for display.

Art— Artist—Mattise—”The snail” /  Minibeast collages / Butterfly symmetry

Food—animal food—hedgehog bread—apple swan—Caterpillar—Concentrate on skills.  Honey recipies (Bees)

Music—Ugly bug ball—insect sounds.

Films - Ants, bugs life, Beat Bugs, Bee Movie.  James and the Giant Peach. Epic.  Honey I shrunk the kids.


Social emotional, mental health, behaviour and independence.

(PSHCE, Humanities, RE, SRE)

PSHCE—Caring for the environment—litter collection—Recycling, sweeping   Feelings—The Bad tempered ladybird. Animal care  - Having kind hands .

History— The plague                                         

Careers—vets, refuse collectors

Geography—Local environment—where bugs live—habitats—maps/grid references—trails. Bugs around the world—rainforest etc…  Migration

SRE—relationships (See POS)

RE—Seasonal festivals (See POS)  Birthdays,  St Frances—Paton Saint of animals. Buddhism—reincarnation.


Community and visitors

Ugly Bug Ball—Masquerade Ball.  

Tropical world/butterfly house. 

Zoolab -  Minibeast handling session.   

Ugly Bug coffee morning.  

A Bug’s Life’ cinema experience with popcorn!  

Going on a Bug Hunt’ in our school grounds.   . 

Bug-themed games (e.g. snap, pairs, outside activities).   

Yorkshire Wildlife park—Bug Show   

The Deep.  

Hampsons.  Markham Grange.  Fairburn Ings.  

Shanks recycling education centre.