Our Year Two children love going out and about on a minibeast hunt! Sweeping nets in ponds and lifting up logs to see who’s home, finding mini beasts and observing their every move. Our pupils have enjoyed adding notes and labels and asking research questions – just like a real entomologist!
The children have made a food chain to show who eats who and carried out investigations to find out more - like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey! Then used diagrams and description to show how their favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly – urgh!
You can see some of the beautiful observational drawings in the picture, and some of the fantastic wildlife guides the children have written and illustrated about the fabulous nearby nature reserve at Poyll Dooey - what a great topic!