The Year 2 children had a fabulous day of exploration and learning at the Birdwatching Centre at Rutland Water. We began by going pond dipping! The children used nets to catch different creatures such as water boatmen, great diving beetles and pond snails. After that, we went minibeast hunting in the woods. We used brushes to gently brush the bug into the container. Finally, we walked to a birdwatching hut and used binoculars to identify different types of birds. On our walk back to the centre we had a scavenging hut where we had to find a coloured stone, empty snail shell, feather, a twig, some bark and a nibbled leaf. We had a fantastic day learning all about animals and their habitats to enhance our Science learning back at school.