Marvellous Minibeasts and Habitats (KS1 & KS2)

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Zoom in on micro-habitats and learn what life needs to flourish in these miniature ecosystems.

Take part in bug hunting and learn about different aspects of their life such as food webs, adaptation and how our planet is interconnected. This session can be tailored for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

The session can include one or more of the following, depending on the season, park and times:

Please let us know at the time of booking which of these activities you would like to include

  • Pond Dipping
  • Bug Hunting
  • Hedgerow Surveys
How does this session link to the National Curriculum? (Key Stage 1 & 2)
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats.
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

Download the session plan here

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