Grab your coat and pooter – we’re going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Sweep your nets in ponds and lift up logs to see who’s home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist. Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly. On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl.
Pupils have been making observational drawings again this week. This time we focused on colour and texture.
I think you will agree, they are fantastic!
In LRC 2 this week, pupils have been busy making bug hotels in our woodland area. When they returned they already had observed some Minibeasts moving in. We can't wait to have a look again after the weekend to see what else we will find in them.
What a lovely end to our week. The Darwin Science Project visited us this morning to talk to us about the different kinds of minibeasts. We explored minibeasts under the microscope and went on a minibeast hunt.
The pupils and the teachers thoroughly enjoyed our morning and cannot wait until Sam can return to do another interesting session with the class.