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Awesome Autumn

Monday, October 23rd 2017

Autumn is showing off with all her autumn colours.  Leaves are turning from green to reds, yellows and oranges.

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

Today was the first activity of half term and the children were looking at autumn.  They found out how plants and animals use this time of year to prepare for winter.  Plants produce seeds which will germinate in the spring.  Deciduous tree leaves change from green to red, yellow, orange and brown then fall from the branches.  Some butterflies feed on the few flowers still open and then find a suitable place to hibernate.  Pond Skaters use some of the log piles to hibernate.  Amphibians also choose log piles, holes in the ground or sometimes even the mud at the bottom of a pond in which to spend the winter.  Roe Deer have fed well during the summer and have grown fat.  Their coats have grown thicker to protect them from the winter chill.

The children looked for the colours of autumn.

Looking for autumn colours

They displayed their finds.

Finds of autumn


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