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Woodland School Leader
Both the Jay and the Green Woodpecker have been sighted every day this week! The Jay is a juvenile and has been coming to the bird feeders to eat the fat-balls. Some children in Year 2 got a very close up view of it. The Green Woodpecker has been feeding on bugs in the grass on the bank and has also been seen clinging to the trunk of the tall Sycamore tree on the bank.
The children in the Year 2 lunch club have had some very close up views of a Wood Mouse feeding on some sunflower seeds. The Wood Mouse has worked out that the seeds sometimes fall onto the floor, from the squirrel picnic table. It has made a nest in the fence directly underneath the squirrel picnic table! We sat delightedly for several minutes watching the Wood Mouse dart in and out, eating the seeds!
We have a pair of robins in Woodland School at the moment and they are taking it in turns to feed their young fledgling. We have been lucky enough to watch them at very close range. The parent birds have been breaking off tiny pieces of the fat-balls and then hopping down on to the den and feeding it to the young robin. Robins can become quite tame and we are hoping that we may be able to carry on watching them feeding in Woodland School this spring.
We've had a busy first week back in Woodland School.
Year 3 have been learning to use the I-pads to take photos and enjoyed visiting Woodland School to take some close-up shots of the natural environment.
Year 2 have been up on a minibeast hunt and found lots of different creatures.
The lunch club children have been very busy looking after the school garden...the herbs and the potatoes are doing very well on the new decking area and we hope to be able to give some potatoes to our school cook in May or June to use in the school dinners.
The Horse Chestnut tree has burst into leaf and looks wonderful. Our resident Wren is singing loudly in the spring sunshine and there are Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies flitting about.
We are looking forward to spending time in Term 5 in Woodland School!
Wood mice are one of Britain's most common rodents. They can be found in woodland, rough grassland and in gardens. They have large ears and large eyes, relative to their size. You can find more information about Wood mice on the Wildlife Trusts website.
JURASSIC PARK IN WOODLAND SCHOOL !
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
HERE COMES 2022!
VIKING INVASION IN WOODLAND SCHOOL !!
Sixty young vikings invaded Woodland School today. They arrived kitted out with helmets and shields ready for battle with Mrs Chantler and Mr Palmer. Fortunately the viking hoardes decided to make friends with Mrs Chantler and Mr Palmer! The vikings shared their tasty home-made bread which was eaten along with a delicious viking vegetable stew, which was cooked over the open fire.
The wonderful vikings also made shelters with the sails from their longships.
Not a scrap of stew was left over when they marched away at the end of the afternoon for their next adventure!!
The Green Woodpecker has a loopy, undulating flight. It has a loud, unusual call which sounds like laughing or abit like a squeaky door! You can find out more about this bird on the RSPB website.