Outdoor Learning

Hello everyone,  

We made it to the end of the summer term!  Well done to everyone who has been out and about enjoying nature, watching spring end and summer begin.  Have you seen any butterflies? and insects?  what about bees?

You can find out what kind they are with the identification guides below.  Take a look.

In the outdoor area the willow dome is growing, the grass is taller than me and we have some wildflowers.  I can't wait for you to see how different it looks compared to the wet time before lockdown.  It'll be brilliant fun for games of hide and seek, camouflage and capture the flag.

Right now tadpoles are becoming frogs and starting to travel on land- you might see some in damp areas in woodland.  You can still see the tadpole video- watch it by clicking the video link below,   Take a look at the craft idea on my earlier pond video too. 

All around you during these summer weeks you will be seeing ladybirds and ladybird larvae- watch them on the video.  Come and 'take a walk in the woods' if you feel hot- its a 'cool' video! Learn about nettles, find out where you could find conkers in Autumn, look at what poppies are doing right now to prepare for next year.

I hope you all have a lovely summer.

See you in September.

Ms. Byram


All the earlier videos are still available...

Do you like Harry Potter?- make a wand, a mobile or a God's eye using sticks and wool.  See the videos below.

Do you keep spotting new flowers, insects, birds and trees when you're out?  With your parents permission you could try the inaturalist app- you take a photo of the plant, bird, tree or animal, send it to the app and it'll suggest what it might be.  There's also a link to Wildlife watch identification pages below- do you have a bee buzzing round your garden?  Look at the bee sheet and discover what kind it is.


PS Here are some apps and links to find out about things you might see or hear outside...

To see ladybirds grow up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws_D5nXOAJg

To see the frog life cycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmlaclb3K2o 

An intro to the inaturalisapp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xENz1xRu0wI 

A link about identifying insects, birds, plants and allsorts of things! https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/spotting-sheets

A link about birdsong  https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-songs/

An app to help you spot trees https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/tree-id-app/

A link to help you spot butterflies  https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife/identify-garden-butterflies

A fun quiz about insects https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/quiz/animals-and-nature/take-insects-quiz/

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