Bovey Tracey Primary School

Nature School

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On Friday 24th May Kennick Class enjoyed their first visit this term to Nature School. It was a lovely sunny day and we had so much fun! We made our own Nature School badge. We had to think of an animal that started with the same letter as our name and then draw a careful picture of it, making sure we used the correct colours.


We were really lucky and got to see some bird ringing, which was really fascinating. We loved seeing the birds up close and some of us were lucky enough to handle the birds before we released them. We learnt how the birds are weighed and measured and also the names of the birds ( some of which we have seen in our gardens).


The children worked really well as part of a team to build a den and loved using the mud kitchen to create lots of yummy sounding treats ( although we didn't eat them!) It was lovely to see the children immersed in imaginative role play.


We got to learn lots about bats as we had a talk from Helen who told us all about the bats that are found in this country and how we can encourage bats to visit our gardens. The children learnt all about the horseshoe bat which has habitats local to Bovey Tracey.


We had an amazing morning but we were all really tired in the afternoon! We can't wait for next session.

Nature School 17th May - What a fantastic last day for this block of Nature School! We learned about Horseshoe Bats, we did some drama in the woods, had marshmallows toasted on the campfire and made animal faces out of pieces of wood . Do come and see the faces which we will be putting up on the playground fence next week! Once again a HUGE thank you to all the parents and friends who have made this experience possible.

Nature School 10th May - We had a lovey time and managed to enjoy the sunshine and stay dry! Today we were up in the kitchen garden and orchard by the house, and also in the field at the bottom of the hill below the house. We did carrot writing, made a Mr Potato Head for growing cress, went stream dipping and bug hunting. Thank you again to the amazing team of volunteers that help make this wonderful experience possible for us all.

Nature School 3rd May - we explored the theme of butterflies today, making clay caterpillars, painting symmetrical butterflies and identifying butterfly pictures hidden in the forest. We also made dens and played in the mud kitchen.

Nature School - Friday 26th April 2018. We had a lovely time at Nature School despite the weather. Children were involved in a range of activities including badge making, 3D map work, story telling and a free choice activity where they were able to play in the mud kitchen or build mini dens. This is such a wonderful opportunity for children to work with friends and learn in a range of ways whilst enjoying the outdoors.

Nature School presentation and information sheet from the meeting on Friday 15th March.

We made jingle bells using sticks from nature school.

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We made nature shakers using autumn leaves!

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Indoor nature school

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We played instruments with Mr D!