The children in Year 1 are keen weather watchers. This week we had planned to search out the long awaited signs of Spring that we had eagerly anticipated. Sunday and Monday came and went with only snow drifts to observe! Then finally on Tuesday the children were rewarded for their patience by a beautiful Spring-like day. The sky was blue and the sun was warm on our cheeks as we went on a lovely walk around our school grounds. We heard the sounds of lambs in the field next door and the children watched the twin lambs through the fence. We wondered how they kept warm in the icy winds and blizzards of last weekend!
We are so lucky at Rushcroft to have the farm next door where we can watch new life happening right in front of us!
Next the children searched in the area just outside the Year 1 classroom to find snowdrops, primroses and daffodils peeping out from the snowy woodland pathways.
We have been closely watching the seasonal changes in the many trees around the school. Eagle-eyed children in our class have noticed the tiny buds on some of the trees, along with tiny leaves on the hawthorn and even some catkins.
Just as we were heading back inside we heard a woodpigeon calling to us from high in the branches of the tallest tree- you can just see him (or her) sheltering from the winds- he took off as soon as we spotted him, but it was so windy up there he was blown away on the breeze!
What better way is there for the children to spend a Science lesson than out in their local environment seeing the changes across the seasons first hand? How lucky we are to be out and about at Rushcroft