introduced to some very simple ecology:
- Looking at pictures of some common birds the
feeding habits of these
are discussed (What do they eat?) Do they
feed in the bushes or on the ground?
- Pupils see
pictures of brightly coloured insects such as wasps and ladybirds, which birds do not eat – they
learn to avoid them.
then construct simple bushes and place ‘mini-beasts’ on them to show they have
understood the principle that the edible ones will hide whilst the bright ones
N.B. significant staff input is needed to run this activity with Reception.