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Boy next to teddy with a home-made wormery

My daughter’s Biology work this week was to make a wormery.  We decided to make it a family task, and donned our gardening gloves.  We needed: Empty 2-litre plastic bottle Soil Sand Water Worms Dead leaves and vegetable peelings Scissors Dark coloured paper Sellotape Here is what we did: 1. Cut the a quarter of the water bottle off at the top.  Cut a slit into the side of the piece that has been cut off.  This will be your lid. 2. Layer the bottle with soil and sand, drizzling water gently over each layer.  We made the layers of sand thinner than the layers of soil.  Leave around 5 centimetres at the top of the bottle empty. 3. Find some worms!  (Plenty of digging happened here) 4. Place the worms on top of the soil and watch them burrow down the layers. 5. Add some dead leaves and vegetable…

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The autumn leaves were put to good use in the woods today. We thought about the cycle of life and how the seeds falling from the trees are part of new life next year. The children looked at conkers and beech nuts and thought about how they would be planted. We weaved twine over a hedgehog and put in leaves and other things from nature that were lying around. I think all of our understanding about hedgehogs was increased today!

Three girls and a boy holding up pictures of butterflies in the woods

This month we were looking at butterflies. It followed on nicely from last month’s caterpillars.  After having an energising team relay race we went on a butterfly hunt. We created our own butterfly pictures, and then made butterflies out of sticks and leaves. We thought about how if we follow the path that Jesus showed us, we become like beautiful butterflies.