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Lesson Plan: An Introductory Butterfly Game – What Am I

Age group: Year 2
Subject area: English Key Stage 1
Curriculum objectives: En1 Speaking and Listening: 1c, 1d, 1e, 2c, 3a, 3c, 3d, 3e,
En2 Reading: 1f, 1h, 1i, 1j, 1k, 1l, 1m, 1n, 2a, 2b, 2c, 4, 5, 7a
En3 Writing: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1f, 2a, 3c, 9a, 9c

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Lesson objectives:

Pupils should learn:

  • To use factual information in the form of clues to find out about butterflies.
  • Vocabulary related to butterflies
  • That some information needs to be researched and books are good source of information.

Learning Outcomes:

Pupils will be able to

  • Read the clues
  • Solve the clues
  • Work as a team
  • Say what they already know
  • Ask questions
  • Explain what they have learnt


  • Copy of the butterfly clues - What am I?
  • Copies of the KAL worksheet.
  • Copies of the butterfly summary


  • Separate the What am I? Clues into 8 individual clues.
  • Tell the children that you are going to give out eight separate clues which will help them identify which insect they are going to be learning about.
  • Give out the clues (one per group).
  • Ask them to discuss their clue with the others to decide what they think the insect is.
  • Rotate each clue around the groups.
  • Once all the clues have been read discuss ideas.
  • Which clues helped you?
  • Which clues were difficult and no help at all?
  • Discuss any vocabulary they didn’t understand.
  • Explain that they are going to be learning about Butterflies.
  • Ask the children to write down what they already know about butterflies on their KAL chart.
  • Discuss and write down what they want to find out.


  • At the end of the topic the children should be able to complete the last column of their KAL worksheet writing the answers to questions they wanted to know.
  • They could also fill in the butterfly summary to complete the project.

Additional Suggestions

Live Butterfly Kits are available from www.SpottyGreenFrog.co.uk.  Click on the link to view.

Click to buy a butterfly kit from Spotty Green Frog
  • Choose 5, 10 or 33 caterpillars for classroom use.
  • Buy the set one year and in subsequent years buy refill caterpillar vouchers

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