On Thursday 6th June, year 2 made the long journey (according to the children - 25 minutes!) to Brighouse in Atherstone. The travelled there on a double decker coach, singing all way, spotting horses ,sheep and cows along the way.
Upon arrival they checked in and had a practise fire drill we also looked at how to cross country roads safely.
Clip boards in hand, they set off to discover as many mini-beasts , plants and habitats that they could.
It was a long uphill walk...
Their first discovery (much caused much excitement) was - rabbit droppings which they had learnt about in a guided read session reading... 'Ant Meets The Queen'
The weather was superb and the countryside was truly beautiful.
Brambles were spotted in abundance along with bees happily buzzing around their flowers.
Ayahan was incredibly excited when he discovered an empty egg shell and the children had a great time predicting what may have hatched from the egg - chickens and possibly dragons!?
The children carefully ticked off their finds on their check lists.
And Mrs Davis insisted there was a troll under the bridge!
Much branch ducking was involved !
Snails were discovered ...and accidently trodden on ... whoops!!!!
The pond was a super find. A micro habitat filled with many different insects including electric blue dragonflies who zoomed around merrily much to the children's delight!
The children had a fab time identifying the many leaves they discovered.
The thistle was very popular ...unless you accidently walked into it!
Daanyal was thrilled with his Dog Rose discovery.
2F posing merrily!
Giant Doc leaves.
Mrs Davis saved a beetle from inside Brighouse.
Finally the children sat back and relaxed and listened to the story of the Minpins read by Miss Fortner.
And time for a snooze! It was a fabulous day enjoyed by all!