Class 4 and 5 cleared a patch of brambles on Monday for their bug hotel and traps.
Flattening the ground in preparation for the bug building – which can now be seen in situ.
On Tuesday the bug traps were set. The anticipation was tangible.
On Wednesday the bug traps were opened and the different bugs found were eagerly looked at and talked about.
Thursday we began to prepare to put on the felt roof of the bug hotel.
Rain delayed play. But the following week we returned to start filling our bug hotel and tiling the roof.
The bug hotel (with extension) in all its glory – finished. Welcoming bugs of any type or species (no discrimination here 🙂 ) to set up home.
The children became so interested in what was needed to do to encourage insects on to our school grounds – and how important bugs are to us. The children had great fun creating the bug hotel and traps and discovering about native animal habitats and how to care for the environment in the process.
“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.” Francis Bacon.