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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.

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