Sluice and Slug

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

Pupils from Middleham School braved the rain this morning and enjoyed playing in the new dams by the outdoor classroom. The extra rainfall made this even more fun than usual.

Fun in the dam

The damp weather also meant that the minibeast safari produced plenty of slugs of various shapes, colours and sizes!

Big black slug

Elizabeth has been researching strange facts about minibeasts for a new panel in the outdoor classroom and has discovered that the word slug comes from an old word meaning slow or slothful. Slime helps to prevent them losing water and makes it difficult for prey to pick them up. The slime also helps them to move over rough surfaces and helps them to stick to smooth surfaces. They may live for up to three years.

(2) Comments:

Mrs Monaghan responded on 26th Jun 2011 with...

Class 2 from Middleham School had a fabulous day at Foxglove Covert and despite our wish for blue skies and sunshine, we were well kitted out in wellies and waterproofs, and made the most of our time there.  Our special thanks to Sophie and Elizabeth for their patience, good humour and incredible knowledge - it was a pleasure to spend the day with them (and Strider & Tolly, of course!)  The trip greatly enhanced our work on habitats and our environment, breathing life into our classroom learning and allowing us to explore and expand on what we already knew.

Imogen from middleham school class2 responded on 29th Jun 2011 with...

It was great fun when we went i thought the bug hotel was go cool.At are school some of class2 boys at playtime are making a bug hotel some of class1 have help some girls more boys.

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