Last week, we headed out into the wild corner of the playground to hunt out some bugs.
Previously, the children had created a bug house to try and encourage more creatures to live, as well as a hedgehog house.
We started our exploration by checking the state of the bug and hedgehog houses. The children noticed that there was quite a difference in appearance, since the last time they were there. They noticed there was a lot less foliage covering the house and it wasn’t so obcvious to spot the bugs.
After closer inspection with our magnifying glasses, we found some tiny worms, a woodlouse, spiders, snails and a moth!
The children then came up with ideas as to how we could try and imporve the conditions to encourage more bugs back to our space….
Lucy: More leaves
Callum: More food
Nouille: More sticks
We were lucky that our willow tunnel has recently been tidied and therefore there were some twigs left over. It was a great idea from all the children to add these to the bug house and see what happens!
Related article from thje UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:
Article 29 (goals of education)
Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.