Local Habitats (Flora and Fauna)
Visiting Washington Wetland Trust to learn about birds through story - Ava the Osprey - our children engaged in Ava’s story learning lots of different vocabulary and her needs to survive. We then learnt about otters and their needs and finally explored finding birds and identifying them using our spotter cards and binoculars
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.
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
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.