Lee Valley Habitat Discovery Day

Our class trip to Lee Valley was an exciting adventure where we explored terrestrial habitats and a freshwater habitat. We engaged in a range of activities that allowed us to observe, identify and learn about different minibeasts and their habitat. Pond dipping was the highlight of our trip, we used our net to carefully catch the minibeasts and observed them under magnifying glasses. We caught a newt, snails and tadpoles. We also explored terrestrial habitats and searched under logs, among long grass and in the crevices of rocks. We found spiders, grasshoppers and beetles. We played the ‘needs of life’ game that taught us what animals need to survive and how hard it can be for minibeasts to survive predators. We enjoyed asking questions to find out more and sharing the things we already knew about different habitats.