Seahorses have been busy in our forest school this term, the children have been covering the topic of habitats in Science. As part of their habitat study the class looked in detail at a real birds’ nest and discussed the materials that the bird used to build the nest. They also thought about why the bird built its nest high in trees or in high buildings. The children then built nests of their own and realised that it was a very tricky and that birds must be very good builders.
Seahorses have also been green fingered and all planted broad beans which are currently in the poly tunnel keeping warm until they are strong enough to put in the vegetable plot.
Whilst learning about habitats the Seahorses went on a habitat hunt looking at the different animals, insects and minibeasts in forest school. They used a tally chart to record which animals they found and where they found them, they then used the data in a maths lesson back at school.
The children have also been working in teams to build frames out of bamboo canes ready for the broad beans to climb up once they have been moved into the vegetable patch.
We have also been observing the life cycle of butterflies and released the 7 butterflies that the class have been caring for from caterpillars. The butterflies are now enjoying flying around the forest school and the Seahorses are enjoying spotting them in each of the areas of our forest school.
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