Year 2 Foxburrow Farm Trip
We had a superb day out at Foxburrow Farm, enjoying our first school trip. After an exciting coach trip over Orwell Bridge, we arrived and were met by Emma, Faye and Jenny. We began by looking at plants, including the life cycle of plants and what they need to grow. We played a game pretending to be seeds and trying to survive by collecting water, light, heat, air and minerals, whilst avoiding being eaten by the birds and insects. We explored the wild flower meadow, using magnifying glasses to identify the different plants and flowers before pretending to be pollinators and collecting nectar.
After snack we walked to the orchard meadow and hunted for invertebrates, searching in different microhabitats including grass, trees, under logs and in soil. We found a newt, violet ground beetle, spiders, woodlice, millipedes, snails and many others, making sure we handled them carefully and returned them to their microhabitat.
It was lunch next, before we headed to the raised pond area to do some pond dipping. In our groups, we used the nets to make a 'lazy eight' in the water before exploring our finds in the trays. We managed to see dragonflies, damselflies, water snails, water boatmen, midge larvae, beetles, a water shrimp and even 3 baby newts.
We hope you enjoy looking at the photos below.