Inspired by a lovely moment helping a robin to find a juicy worm for its chicks, lower school children went on a bug hunt around the wood to see what creepy crawlies were on the menu for our nesting population of birds.
We discussed the different classifications of common mini-beasts and where they were likely to live and why, before grabbing petri-dishes and going a huntin'!
We found an amazing range of creatures including beetles, wood-louse, millipedes, centipedes, slugs, worms, shield bugs, natterjacks...the birds at KJS certainly have plenty to choose from!
Following this, new groups started their mehen boards and canopic jars, with further groups creating a foraged soup with an Egyptian twist, pond-dipping and gardening (thanks to Ady for the bulbs).
Upper School children started their sessions with bibs hide and seek (a treat for the Y6 after their SATs). We then had weaving, nature printing (here we learned about the environmental cost of dyeing), den building, texture art (inspired by their in-door art topic), mini-beast hunting, cooking, munchkin-clothing designing and making and fashion-arena design and construction.
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