Horton Kirby – Minibeast Explorers!

Today we visited Horton Kirby and we were all fantastic minibeast explorers!

First we had to get on a coach and travel a long way to Horton Kirby. We knew we were nearly there when we spotted the viaduct. We all chanted and cheered!

Mini beasts don’t like the cold so were hiding away but we were very good detectives and found lots and lots of them! We had to look under logs, under leaves, in the grass and dig deep down in the mud!

We collected lots and lots of different mini beasts and put them in a big pot. Then we tried to name them all. After that we chose our favourite one, looked at it very closely through the magnifying glass and drew a picture of it.

  • What was your mini beast called?
  • How many legs did it have?
  • Did it have eyes? How many?
  • Can it fly? How do you know? How many wings did it have?
  • Where does your minibeast live?
  • What does it like to eat?

We had our lunch in the classroom and then had a little play. It was very cold today!

After lunch we went on a little walk around the garden to learn about bees, grasshoppers and herb plants. What did the herbs smell like? We moved around the big field and pretended we were different types of mini beasts. Our mums and dads had to join in too!

Then we collected sticks, twigs and leaves ready for our next activity. We chose our favourite mini beast and had a go making it out of clay. We used the sticks, twigs and leaves for arms, antennae and other mini beast body parts!

At the end of the day we all got on the coach and waved goodbye to Horton Kirby.

What an exciting day that was!

Have a look at all the photos from our day.

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