As part of their Mini-beast and creepy crawly topic Nursery children at the British Early Years Centre go on a hunt around the garden and playground for real and realistic beasts. The children were warned (are warned regularly) about dangerous and poisonous insects and snakes since the school is in Bangkok. Whilst most of the creepy crawlies were fake the children were lucky enough and very excited to find a real life millipede (non poisonous). This topic introduction engaged the children and was the perfect precursor to a whole host of cross curricular activities throughout the week. The activity was also adapted for phonics where the children played ‘focus on phonics‘ searching out phonics bugs to read.