Maple Trip to the Briar’s Field Centre

Mrs L Sanders

Maple Class Teacher

It was a beautiful sunny day and Maple class spent a full day out of the classroom at the Briar’s Field centre. They had a go at pond dipping, bug hunting in the meadow and woods, they made a natural rainbow and all had a walk to Pooh Bridge and time for a quick game of Pooh sticks before walking back to school.

The children found a newt, snails and damsel fly larvae

Pond dipping with Mrs Rowberry

The children dipped and identified their own findings. They learned how to use a magnifier to look closely at the details of the minibeasts, such as the fly larvae which had three spikes as a tail.

The children collected flowers, leaves and grasses in the colour of the rainbow as they explored the meadows and the woods, they then arranged them in the colours of the rainbow. They had a go at using found resources to create a Bug Hotel and enjoyed talking about which bugs might live there.

Despite the hot sunshine, the class managed to make it up the steep meadow and look at the view over to the Ashdown Forest. They then followed the footpath back down the hill into the village and back to school before the end of the day. A huge thank you to all of our parent and governor volunteers for supporting the children all day. It was fantastic to see them all so engaged and enthusiastic about their learning.