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Idle Valley Mini Beast Trip!

We had such fun visiting Idle Valley! We learnt so much more about mini beasts and plants, and had a lot of fun showing off what we already knew!
First, we went on a mini beast hunt! This was a lot of fun and we found some incredible creatures. We found lots of worms and different beetles, but a couple of the best finds were a grasshopper, a caterpillar and a chrysalis! We looked at their bodies and counted their legs, did you know a woodlouse has 14 legs?!
Next we went on a plant hunt. We found out about nettles and how some will not sting you! We looked at the different types of flowers and how some have five petals, some look like bells and others are called dragon snappers! 
Finally we practised our art skills. We made art work out of the natural resources and we also made our own mini beasts using clay!
We had a looooong walk back to school, but we enjoyed looking at our local environment and appreciating how beautiful it all was. We stopped and had a picnic next to the lake and enjoyed some chocolate biscuits. We were incredibly tired by the end of the walk, but we had a great day!