In Year 2, our topic in Science this term is ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. We have looked at lots of different animals and where they live (their habitat). We started by sorting animals in to these habitats: desert, arctic, rainforest and ocean. Then, we focussed on one animal, the polar bear, and why it lives in the arctic. We learnt that their white fur helps camouflage them in the snow, their sharp claws stop them slipping on the ice, and their sharp teeth help them eat their prey.
From this, we then looked at microhabitats (smaller habitats for minibeasts). We learnt that microhabitats can be found under rocks, in rotten wood, among leaves and buried deep underground. We decided that we could help minibeasts by building a bug hotel. We used a paper cup and rolled pieces of paper into tubes to create lots of little hiding spots for minibeasts to live in. Some of the children said they would add grass and leaves in their bug hotels before finding a suitable spot for it.