Teal Class have been out looking for signs of spring! We decided that…
- The weather gets warmer. Any snow and ice from winter begins to melt
- The days are longer. Spring is the season when we move our clocks forward by one hour
- Spring weather can be quite varied
- Trees once again begin to grow leaves and plants start to flower (nature wakes up)!
- More insects, like ladybirds, are out (the first bumblebees to emerge, during March and April, are the queen bees, who have been hibernating alone. Their energy stores are depleted so they will buzz around the spring flowers guzzling nectar before searching for a suitable nest site).
- The first butterflies appear
- Many animals have their babies in spring because there is more food available because everything is growing (lambs are born, birds are building nests for their eggs to hatch in, ducklings and cygnets are spotted swimming)
- Some animals are out of hibernation. Surprisingly few native UK mammals hibernate… hedgehogs, dormice and bats. As the weather gets warmer, they are all venturing out for food and to have babies.
- You will see daffodils, bluebells, blossom and wild garlic growing.
- Frogspawn in ponds
- Easter eggs celebrate new life
- Migrant birds come back to the UK in spring. You can hear birdsong all around. Rise just before dawn to hear an orchestra of birds heralding the new day. The dawn chorus builds throughout spring and peaks in May. There’s even an International Dawn Chorus day.
Teal Class (along with all of Reception and Year 1) have been having a splendid time immersing ourselves in the world of Supertato. Please see our Supertato and Evil Pea paintings, our trapped veggies and our Supertatos made out of potatoes. The children made some terribly clever Evil Pea traps and even built a pea machine!