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MINIBEAST MADNESS

A beautiful March morning saw Year 2 heading to Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve to investigate further this term's science topic: "Living things and their habitat".

The children spent an absorbing day minibeast hunting, pond dipping, bird spotting, looking at microhabitats and walking in woodlands, led by friendly and knowledgeable staff from the Reserve.

On the bug hunt, the children discovered some fine examples of beetles and grubs, and were thrilled with their major coup of the day - locating a sleepy lizard in its cosy hiding place.

A remarkable amount of creatures were found in the pond, with several diving beetles on the move, and beetle, mayfly, ghost and gnat larvae to study up close under the magnifying glasses. 

The children were very quiet whilst they were in the hide. They used binoculars to spot some herons nesting, as well as a buzzard. There was also a hungry robin that was very interested in helping to tidy up the packed lunches.

Following a successful scavenger hunt, the children created some natural art.
It was a busy, informative and fun-packed day, and helped bring the habitats topic to life.