Our Key Stage One pupils have enjoyed visits to West Bolden Lodge over the last few weeks. The children used this visit to consolidate their learning about habitats and enhance our science curriculum. We had the opportunity to explore micro- habitats. The children searched for bugs in the forest and went pond dipping in the lakes.

We also had the opportunity to do a science experiment. Jill one of the leaders set us the challenge to build a home for a hedgehog. The aim was  to try and keep our hedgehog as warm as possible. Each group was given a bottle of warm water to act as our hedgehog. We put our hedgehogs in their new homes and at the end of the day we took the temperature  of each bottle to see who’s house was the best insulated.

Our last activity was to help build a bug hotel and we ended our session by toasting marshmallows on the camp fire.