On Friday 26th May, the children of Year 2 were engaged in the natural world of the garden. They embedded their understanding of the plants and animals found in a garden and woodland habitat in the exciting surroundings of RHS Garden Hyde Hall. From hunting for caterpillars amongst plants, to building birds’ nests, the children looked high and low for creatures. They completed various hands-on activities to support them to discover, describe and connect with the world around them and appreciate gardens as an inspiring space. Throughout the day, the children saw a variety of interesting plants in colourful meadows and woodlands showcasing native trees.
When we returned to school this week, the children revised what they had learnt from their visit to Hyde Hall and from our visit to Knighton Woods earlier in the term. They identified the animals and plants found in a pond and woodland habitat and discussed why they are suited to their habitat. In groups, the children enjoyed creating their own dioramas of either a pond, woodland or pond within a woodland habitat!Categories: Educational Visit