Minibeasts is a fun and simple way for children to explore a woodland habitat. Children will be looking to find the 7 categories of invertebrates. This is a great way to support learning outside the classroom providing a hands-on experience to enhance science contextualised learning.

Maximum group size: 30
Minimum age: 6

Core Values


Working in a new environment, Finding things that are new to you.

Team Work

Looking after eachother, Recording information for your team, Collaborative learning opportunities with specific roles.


Keeping safe, Expanding your knowledge.

National Curriculum Links:


Use scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys and tables. Describe the differences in the life cycle. Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences. Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork including:

Use of maps to describe features of the local area. Use the eight points of a compass. Use observational skills to study a local environment. Use fieldwork to observe, measure and present the features in a local area.

We help children to:

  • Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
  • Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
  • Never give up!
  • Love learning!
  • Concentrate
  • Keep on trying when challenges occur
  • Think their way through problems
  • Ask questions and think about our world
  • Make links and notice patterns in their experiences


Environment, plants, insects, lifecycles, invertebrates, exploring, recording, habitat, biology, classification

Activity Passport Links:

You can complete 6 achievements with this activity.

Pond dipping

Walk along a pond/river/canal

Go bird watching

Discover what's in a pond

Go on a hunt for some insects or small creatures

Use an OS map

National Trust Links:

Catch an animal in a net

Check out animals in a stream

Discover what is in a pond

Make a home for an animal

Making friends with a bug