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Ash Class Trip to Bough Beech

We couldn't have asked for better weather for our latest class trip to Bough Beech Reservoir.

The sunshine made our activities even more enjoyable.

We started the morning by reading 'The Crunching Munching Caterpillar' and recapping our learning on the lifecycle of a butterfly.

We then walked to the top of a big hill to go searching for some creepy crawlies of our own.

Our leader Amanda taught us how to use the bug nets safely and how to identify our finds. |Ash Class found everything from ladybirds to lizards, from crickets to toads and from spiders to woodlouse.

 
After a well earned lunch break we headed off to the pond. All children had the opportunity to get their nets into the water and to see what creatures they could find. I was very impressed at how sensible everyone was with this activity, especially as it involved water.
 
By this point in the day, the sun had become rather hot, so we headed for the orchard, where the children searched for caterpillar food and stuck this on to some cards with sticky tape.
It was amazing how many different coloured plants we found!

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