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Forest School Blog WE 12.05.23

Another short but very wet week which has resulted in the Forest School area getting very muddy and wet. The children have still enjoyed their learning journey and have continued to experience new challenges.

Due to the weather and also taking into consideration that we last saw our frog spawn floating on the top of the pond approximately six weeks ago. It was decided that now would be a good time to take the pupils pond dipping in the Forest School pond!

We were extremely successful with our results and couldn’t have asked for better range of amphibians to look at! Although some pupils were a little reluctant at the thought of the activity, they soon changed their minds and enjoyed the experience.

The pond has recently been relined and made a little deeper a few years ago, as the wildlife never seemed to adapt to their habitat before and yielded few results. But after the modifications, pupils have been successful and found lots of smooth newts of all various sizes, frogs and tadpoles.

Pupils have been learning about the life cycle of the frog whilst participating in the pond dipping and also how to treat living creatures respectfully and ensuring that they are returned to their natural habitat.

Early years classes have also been independent enquirers this week, learning about different minibeasts and their habitats. Classes were able to observe the minibeasts using magnifying jars and have developed their understanding of the world around them.

Jellyfish class have continued with their Twinkleboost story ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and have enjoyed lots of singing and exploring of the natural resources.

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