In the morning we had a fantastic time using nets to scoop out some amazing and strange looking animals from the pond. We even found some transparent creatures and realised that they were trying to make themselves invisible in the water. In the afternoon we went to the woods and predicted what kind of creatures we might find in a woodland habitat and the children had lots of interesting ideas - we weren’t sure we would actually see some green monkeys (some of us were quite pleased about this). We thought about how the animals would move and what colour they were likely to be and enjoyed voting using an electronic voting machine to record our predictions. In the woods the children found beetles, woodlice, ants and an enormous lemon slug! The children had ‘the best day ever’ and learnt an awful lot about habitats!
Maybe the children would like to look in some habitats in your garden or have a go at creating their own habitat in the garden by making a bug hotel - you can use old plant pots or plastic tubes filled with twigs, pine cones, straw, stones or dry leaves. I wonder what might like to move in?