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1GJ at Rodley Nature Reserve

Tuesday 26th April | 8 comments
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1GJ have had a brilliant day at the nature reserve despite the freezing weather. We have never been pond dipping in the snow before!! Thank you very much to the parents who supported us on our trip.

In the morning we explored the nature reserve and had fun collecting objects to go on our sticky boards. We also spent time in the various hides looking carefully for wildlife on the lagoons. We were very lucky and spotted a heron, swans and baby moorhens.

We all enjoyed our lunch in the warmth of the nature reserve and sang “Happy Birthday” to Mrs James.

In the afternoon we all had a turn at pond dipping. We caught snails, tadpoles, water boatmen, damson fly larvae and stickleback fish. We were taught how to use binoculars correctly and did some bird spotting. Some children were very lucky and saw an owl. We also had a talk from Peter the bee keeper – he told us lots of great facts about bees. Have you tasted the honey that your child brought home?

We are so lucky to have the nature reserve so close to our school. It is an amazing place and the volunteers are all so enthusiastic.

8 responses to “1GJ at Rodley Nature Reserve”

  1. Anna says:

    Looks like you had a great time despite the weather!! Olivia was very exited to tell me what she’d been doing and what she’d found whilst pond dipping! Happy birthday Mrs James.
    Well done 1GJ

  2. Karen Chaudhari (Nathan's Mum) says:

    What a fantastic day and well done for keeping enthusiastic despite the weather! Nathan had lots to tell us when he got home and was very happy to have seen a pond skater up close, following the pond dipping. Thank you for providing such a great opportunity.

  3. Lisa (Amba's mum) says:

    Amba had a lovely time and she had lots to talk about when she got home.She enjoyed the pond dipping and bird watching

  4. Lindsay says:

    Abigail had lots of fun at the nature reserve, she told me about finding a damsel fly and that it wiggled its bottom!

  5. Emma Heywood says:

    Owen had a fab trip and loved telling me about all the interesting things you seen throughout the day.

  6. Arthur says:

    Arthur had a super day and enjoyed the bird watching and the pond dipping explaining how to do it properly. He told us about the pond water levels rising and the wonderful pond creatures he found. Many happy returns to Mrs James too! What a lovely pi ture/collection of plants, seeds and flowers. What a lot of fun learning you all had despite this strange weather we’ve had. I wish I was in year 1!

  7. Carolyn says:

    We had such a great time – so lovely to be able to take the children to one of my favourite places. Very exciting to spot a little owl – my first one in 13 years of visiting the reserve!
    Really good to to see how enthusiastic all the children were to find out as much as they could. They asked some brilliant questions.

  8. Sheila Singh (Ashwins mum) says:

    Ashwin had a great time at Rodley nature reserve. He enjoyed the pond dipping and had lots to talk about when he got home. Its great to see all the children having fun and learning about the nature around them.

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