Habitats and minibeasts for KS1

Habitats and minibeasts for KS1


Children look for minibeasts in different habitats.  KS1 children write ‘habitat postcards’ describing the habitats of different minibeasts.

Typical KS1 day:

10.00am – 10.30am – welcome / tour / health and safety

10.30am – 11.30am – mini beast hunt  – which creatures did you find in which habitats

11.30am – 12noon – habitat postcards – write the ‘address’ of the creature – describe the habitat and the ‘job’ of the animal (introduction to how living things depend on each other)

12noon – 1.00pm – lunch to include s’mores cooked over the fire

1.00pm – 1.45pm – make bug caravans

1.45pm – plenary and walk back to bus

Possible learning objectives:

  • identify and name a variety of common animals (science, Y1, Animals, including Humans)
  • 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 (science, Y2, Living things and their habitats)
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) (science, Y2, Animals, including humans)

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