Y1 in Longshaw

posted 28 May 2012, 07:00 by Matthew Smith
Last Thursday, Year 1 went to Longshaw.  The weather was thankfully beautiful, as we spent virtually all day outdoors!  Y1S started with a "Gruffalo Walk", walking through the woods surrounding the Moorland Discovery Centre.  The children learned about food chains and their fragility, camouflage and the water cycle before building some habitats for their teddy bears.  All this whilst trying to work out who had been stealing the Mouse from the Gruffalo's nuts!  In the afternoon they went on a minibeast hunt and were impressive bug-catchers!  Mrs Longden's class were searching for minibeasts in the morning before they swapped over at lunch.  Before we knew it, it was time to return to school and some children had been thinking so hard they fell asleep on the coach on the short journey!  Many thanks to all the parents who offered to help with the visit and to all at Moorland for a lovely day enjoyed by children and staff!
Mr Smith
  Y1S children on the Gruffalo walk.   Y1R/L hunting for minibeasts.
  Building habitats for teddy bears.   All food chains start with the Sun's energy.
  Foraging for nuts like squirrels have to every winter.  Now, can we remember where we left them?     Y1R/L hunting for "worms".  The brown ones were especially hard to spot.  I wonder why...?
  A particularly mini mini-beast!   Taking a well earned break from building habitats.