We have been looking at different habitats in science and in particular, habitats in our local area to link in to our geography topic of our local area. The Butterflies and Caterpillars really enjoyed a walk in our local area on Monday 23rd January to bring what we have been learning in class to life. We set off from school in our wellies, all wrapped up against the cold, armed with spotter sheets and headed for the footpath on Flitton Road towards Thrift Wood. Along the way we were looking fro habitats and features of our local area. We were lucky enough to Julia Burkett with us who shared her extensive wildlife knowledge with the children.
We saw nests, burrows, dens, animal tracks, lichen and fungi. From the top of the hill (whilst enjoying a welcome snack) we could see views of neighbouring farms, Silsoe village, Flitton village, Pulloxhill and its water tower and Centenary Wood. Unfortunately it was just a little too cloudy to be able to see Barton Hills, Wrest Park, Flitwick and Maulden (all visible on a clear day).
We returned to school just before lunch, rather muddy but with some memorable first hand experiences of our local area. The children produced some fantastic writing and pictures about what we saw which we hope to display around school.
Enjoy looking at the photos of our adventure below!
Thank you to all of you who have sent in photos of the children exploring their local area, we look forward to sharing them in class.
Butterfly and Caterpillar class really enjoyed the introduction to our "Travel and Transport" topic.
We had lots of fun with our 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' role play activity. We collected our train tickets and travelled on the 'classroom train' to our destination. We had our tickets checked and stamped and listened carefully to the station announcements. After arriving at the airport we deposited our luggage, handed over our tickets and passports and prepared for take off!
The children are all really excited about learning more about "Travel and Transport" today and in the past.