Who knows all about invertebrates and where to find them? The answer – Year 2, of course. They have recently had a workshop with the National Trust at Morden Hall Park. At the park, they met experts from the National Trust. The experts, took the children to the different habitats within the park to hunt for invertebrates (not mini-beasts).
Children were given the opportunity to look under rocks and logs and even do some river dipping. Many woodlice were found, along with mayflies and small fish. After the workshop children were able to describe the features of invertebrates and describe their habitats. They were able to explain that invertebrates have no spine and that ‘mini-beast’ is a term used in reception. Most importantly, the children were able to dig in the dirt and get messy.
We always endeavour to make learning irresistible and the smiles of the children’s faces says it all.
Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who help make these trips possible.