Yesterday, to mark the Spring equinox, and for some the first official day of Spring, the whole school took part in a Spring Nature Day. The day began with an assembly led by a representative from the Woodland Trust, who explained to the children how important trees are to our world and how vital it is that we look after them. The children then returned to class to prepare mini presentations and artworks on the following themes:
Y3 – Presentation – ‘Why do birds sing in springtime?’ Artwork – create a 3D collage showing all the baby animals you would find on a farm in spring.
Y4 – Presentation – ‘What is the difference between a frog and a toad?’ Artwork – create a 3D bird on a nest with eggs.
Y5 – Presentation – ‘What is the difference between a rabbit and a hare?’ Artwork – create a 3D illustration of Wordsworth’s poem ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud…’
Y6 – Presentation – ‘What are the signs that spring is on its way?’ Artwork – create a pond in spring time.
In the afternoon, all the classes gathered in the hall to present their work (see photographs below) and to take part in a special ‘Spring Watch’ quiz, which was eventually won by Year 5.
The children all agreed that they’d had a fun day learning all about the natural world.
“I love nature days, you get to learn so much and now I can tell the difference between a rabbit and a hare!” (Eva Y5)
“I really liked making all of the animals out of paper, it was fun and I know all the names of baby animals like foal and calf.” (Tyler Y3)
“I can’t wait for the summer nature day!” (Ellen Y4)