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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Local Habitats (Flora and Fauna)

Our children learn a variety of skills like being able to make bird food, identify flora and fauna and make practical household objects using natural materials.

After our Year 4 successfully built a new habitat for our water creatures. Our frogs have returned and love it. Our whole school are enjoying a real life Science lesson whilst on frog watch. They have been frog spotting, learning about frog spawn, tadpole spotting and watching them develop until they are small frogs and toads.

Phase Two have been working with the River Trust, kick sampling at the Derwent River, finding and identifying animals that live in the river and how to tell if the river is healthy or polluted

Phase One have been visiting Gibside. They have explored and identified trees and plants as part of their Life Skills and Science combined, using many of their skills - searching, listening, instructions, teamwork and many more

Children from our Phase one have been visiting Washington Wetlands Trust and working on many of their Life Skills, multi sensory, imagination, exploring, identifying, teamwork, negotiation, communication and many more as well as having fun.

Year 2 finding Autumn leaves to make special postcards

Our children in Year 1 1/2 and 2 have been learning about African Land Snails - what they eat, where they live and their needs

Kirkley Hall 

Years 3, 3/4 and 4 have been learning about animals and their habitats during visits to Kirkley Hall 

Working with Jessica in Kirkley Forest 

Learning about broadleaf and coniferous trees around us.  How to tell the difference between them and why trees are so important.  At Kirkley Forest with Jessica from RFS.

Making Bird Feeders

The children in Reception to Year 4 have been making bird feeders to help our birds and also to support their Bronze Life Skills Challenge Award.  They have overcome many fears during the making of these ( smell, feel, etc) and showed their resilience, not only to achieve but to help others.

Making Clay Hedgehogs 

Our children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 1/2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 3/4 have been working on their flora and fauna and learning about the hedgehog.  They learnt many facts about this amazing animal and then made their own from clay and loose parts.

Year 4 Identifying Flora and Fauna at Cragside

Our children in Year 3 have been making bird feeders for their Copper LSCA

Our children in Year 4 have been making bird feeders to help the birds survive the winter to cover their Copper LSCA.

Our children in Year 3-4 have been making bird feeders to help them survive the winter to support their Copper LSCA