Thursday, 20 October 2011

Year 3 trip to Astbury Mere

Yesterday Year 3 went to Astbury Mere in Congleton to complete our topic on minibeasts.  Despite the wet weather we had a wonderful morning pond dipping, tree shaking and net sweeping, searching for insects in different habitats.  Mr Goodier-Page's group were crowned the 'Best Dippers' catching 5 Froglets and tens of Waterboatman!  Tree shaking was even more fun in the wet than the dry as the bugs fell alongside huge rain drops.
We surrendered to the weather for a hot chocolate and a spot of lunch to return to an afternoon of sunshine and Andy Goldsworthy.  Children used natural materials to create works in the style of the artist we have been studying.

We returned to school soggy but happy!

Mr Pennington
Year 3 teacher

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