Bio-diversity

By choosing to look at biodiversity in the school grounds we:

  • Increase awareness of biodiversity issues in the locality and in a global sense
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of biodiversity and teach children how to measure biodiversity
  • Encourage children to work with nature more and be more nature friendly
  • Encourage health and wellbeing as well as global awareness, along with biodiversity issues

School Grounds - new hedge Bio-Diversity - Sunflower wall display
We planted this new hedge in 2012 to attract birds and wildlife to our school grounds. The children in The Children’s House learnt about growing things and the Life Cycle of a Sunflower.
Bio-Diversity - Life in a Tree Match the correct habitat picture to each animal
The children in The Children’s House learnt about Life in a Tree, including birds, butterflies, squirrels and many other creatures and minibeasts As part of our work on Bio-Diversity, we look at different animals and creatures and their habitats. We then did this exercise to match the correct habitat picture to each animal.

May 2012 – Trip to Thatcham Discovery Centre

May 2012 – Trip to Thatcham Discovery Centre

We went to Thatcham Discovery Centre on a lovely day in May.

First of all we looked at a map to plan where we were going to go and what we hoped to see.

We saw so many different kinds of ducks and geese. Some had ducklings and goslings which were fun to watch.

We went pond dipping looking for pond creatures. We found a variety of different minibeasts including some beautiful butterflies.

There were trees for us to climb and a huge lake which we walked right round.

In the centre there were several activities for us to do. These included puzzles and looking through binoculars and a telescope to see other types of birds.

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