This week, we were joined by Gordon and we went to our pond to survey it and check the local environment. We filled the bird feeding stations and surveyed suitable areas to plant our bulbs. We now have new, stylish planters at the front of the school so we can reuse the old pots and planters for our bulbs.
Whilst at the pond, we discussed what might be living in it and then went wildlife trail exploring, spotting a trail running through the hedge, into the pond garden and out into the school meadow. Using clues, we decided that the most likely creature would be a fox. Gordon shared his wealth of knowledge about fox behaviour and the children happily joined in retelling their experiences of foxes in their own gardens.
We then spotted some woodlouse and learned that these have existed since prehistoric times. It was a gloriously, sunny day for learning outdoors!