We began our lesson by listing insects and minibeasts we know about. This led us to discover the types of habitats that they like; moist, dark, damp, leafy, dirty, etc.
We then ventured outside to discover minibeasts in their natural habitat and to spot a variety of natural objects we could build our bug hotels out of. We found slugs, snails, centipedes, worms and woodlice, living in homes under logs, beneath leaves, in damp puddles and in the earth.
This has given us a variety of ideas for our own bug hotels next week, and we discussed all of our findings about habitats and the needs of insects on our return to the classroom.
Click on the pictures below to watch videos of our findings!