What a lovely, albeit hot, day at foxburrow farm! Armstrong and nightingale classes had a great trip and thoroughly enjoyed all the activities.
We had a busy morning-
All the children had a great time pond dipping- The children particularly enjoyed looking at the newts, but we found a huge number of mini beasts living in the pond. We then found out more about bees and the job they do, abd the importance of nectar and pollination. The children learnt about the 'waggle dance' bees do and had a go themselves to direct their team mates to flowers in a special nectar collection bee game! The children found out about similarities and differences between flowers and went on a flower hunt. They discovered that most flowers are brightly coloured to attract bees. Then it was time for lunch and a rest in the shade!
In the afternoon the children played a 'caterpillar hunt' game and discovered the importance of camouflage. They played a seed game and found out all about the things a seed needed to grow into a plant and the dangers a seed faced, including being eaten by a bird! Lastly the children went on a mini beast hunt in the woods.
They were fascinated by the number of different creatures they could find- especially the giant slugs.
A lovely day had by all!
Thank you to the parents who came along and helped.
Here are a few pictures from the day.