Today children in 1C went over the road to explore the outdoor classroom. Once they arrived they took part in four activities.
- Pond dipping – adult to supervise nets, look at creatures ‘caught’ etc, return at end
- Soil sample – children dig up soil and look closely at contents, returning soil at end
- Swiping/tree shaking – using sheets etc, children collect things from grass and trees and investigate what they have dislodged, returning samples at end
- Scavenger hunt – children collect anything ‘loose’ on ground for investigation back in class later in the week e.g. leaves, stones, rubbish, sticks etc
There was a buzz of excitement as the children found a variety of different bugs such as beetles, ants, butterflies, tiny frogs, big toads, earthworms, crabs and spiders to name but a few.