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Outdoor Gaelic Minibeasts

Join us for an interactive session exploring Gaelic and minibeasts! Pupils will use language including numbers, body parts and colours while asking and answering simple questions through an identification key for minibeasts. We will take you through how to use the identification key with some of our zoo minibeasts that you might not find on a normal minibeast hunt!

Age Suitability: Primary and Secondary

Duration of lesson: 1 hour

Maximum Class Size: 33




Session Outline
Before your session, make sure to visit our online resources and download the minibeast identification key and minibeast animal cards and print of some for your class.
The session begins with an introduction to some useful words and simple questions that are important to help us identify minibeasts.
We will show how to use the key with some of our zoo minibeasts and then help your class use the minibeast cards to practice using the key themselves. Then head outside and use the key to find out what is living in your outdoor space!
Session Outcomes
  • To practice using Gaelic vocabulary for body parts and numbers.
  • To be able to ask and answer Gaelic questions about animal body parts.
  • To be able to identify some common minibeasts.
Curriculum Links
  • LGL 0-01a / LGL 0-05a / LGL 0-07a / LGL 0-08a ‘Through listening to and joining in with story-telling, games, rhymes and songs, I have explored and experimented with sound patterns, words and phrases in Gàidhlig.’ 

  • LGL 1-03a ‘I can use familiar words and phrases to give simple information. 

  • LGL 1-05a ‘When joining in with story-telling, games, rhymes, songs and poems in Gàidhlig, I can use familiar words and simple phrases.’  

  • LGL 2-05a ‘I can participate in familiar collaborative activities in Gàidhlig including games, paired speaking and short role plays.’ 

  • HWB 1-25a ‘Within and beyond my place of learning I am enjoying daily opportunities to participate in physical activities and sport, making use of available indoor and outdoor space.’ 

  • HWB 2-25a / HWB 3-25a ‘I am experiencing enjoyment and achievement on a daily basis by taking part in different kinds of energetic physical activities of my choosing, including sport and opportunities for outdoor learning, available at my place of learning and in the wider community.’