The orchard has been full of insects since returning after the Summer. The long grass has been a great hiding place for the daddy long legs and the grasshoppers so we took our bug hunting kit out and caught some creepy crawlies to have a really good look at through the magnifying glasses. The children engaged in some lovely discussions about how to care for living things and their habitat.
We hear some lovely descriptive language during these real life opportunities. "look its a grass hopper, he's so jumpy a can't catch him." "I found a spider, my mummy's scared of spiders"
"Look mines like Mr Skinny legs"