Hillier's Arboretum Visit
On Monday Class 2 enjoyed a fabulous day full of ‘wows’ and ‘aahhhs’ as they explored the diverse habitats and environments of Hillier’s Arboretum. After walking past the pond and through the giant ‘dinosaur’ and bamboo plants, the children’s first challenge was to build a camouflaged home for a woodland creature; a great exercise in team work. Next, we ventured to the water world where pond dipping soon became the favourite activity of the day, with frequent cries of ‘Newt Alert’ having children scurrying to see who had caught the biggest newt.
After a picnic lunch outdoors more nets were handed out, this time to sweep the grassy fields in search of crickets and grasshoppers and any other insect that makes its home there. After learning a song to help remember the body parts of an insect, there was just enough time for a whole class forage of natural found objects to contribute to a wonderfully creative and very imaginative framed picture of mini beasts.
Our Assembly - Geography topic
Class 2 had a highly interactive assembly. The children have been exploring and learning about the differences between the country side and towns and cities. They shared with the whole school some of their facts and findings in a range of different ways ranging from Poetry, Art and Drama.
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We made fat cakes out of lard and mixed seeds to hang up outside in the trees and bushes to feed the birds. We then watched out of our window to see which birds came to feast on the fat cakes. We saw blue tits, great tits, long tailed tits, robins, dunnocks, pigeons and a crow. Mr Pheasant even made an appearance! Can you see him in the photo?
We made a list of all the birds we saw. This information will be input into the RSPB website as part of this year’s nationwide birdwatch.
We are Class 2.
Learning is great fun outdoors.
The sunflowers were a lovely starting point for observational drawing.
Down in the woodland there was lots to see as Autumn sets in.
Working collaboratively we made '20 something pictures!'
First we had to collect and count 20 objects- no more, no less.
Then in our teams we created wonderful pictures.