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Hedgehogs Class Trip to Clumber Park

 

Hedgehogs had a great morning and we managed to fit in a lot of practical science!

Despite the terrible weather forecast, we were lucky and never got any rain - we will have to use the rain gauges another day!

Have a look at what we did!

 

First we looked for signs of winter - grey clouds, our warm clothes, mud and puddles.

 

Then we looked at how plants and animals cope. Deciduous and evergreen trees, winter fur and winter plumage, migration and hibernation food and shelter -  we managed to see signs of them all

 

When it became breezy, we quickly made our anemometer again!

 

We enjoyed snack time sitting underneath a tree.

 

Back to science…

We wondered how far it was round this big tree. So we set about finding out. We found it takes 9 children to get right round, but we thought we could be a bit more accurate. So we measured round the tree with string and marked when we got right round with a blue marker pen. Once we got back to school, we measured the string with metre sticks and found that the tree was 4m 11cm round.

 

Next, we went to see the ducks… (can you remember which are male and female?) and then made a home for any hedgehog that had not hibernated yet!

 

Finally, we had an adventurous walk back to the coach!

 

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Hodthorpe Primary School, Queen's Road, Hodthorpe, Worksop, Derbyshire S80 4UT
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