Art Attack 🎨

My little boy Elliott has had a go at doing a squiggle version of his name. We used watercolours, fancy giving it a go? Please send me your squiggle name pictures these would look great on your bedroom door.
Love Mrs Starling 🌈

Any bug hunters? πŸ›πŸžπŸŒπŸ¦‹πŸπŸœπŸ•·

The Coronavirus may have stopped Biology lessons in schools, but it hasn’t stopped the wildlife in people’s gardens and outdoor spaces.

The Great Bug Hunt competition was created to take science learning out of the Primary classroom and brings it to life in the outdoors. Clearly, because of the restrictions we are now living under, it might mean bug hunters need to get a bit creative – but creativity is what the Great Bug Hunt is all about.

Our challenge is pretty simple – get your primary-age children to a safe outside space, equip them with magnifying glasses and notepads, and point them at the nearest hedges, flower beds, trees, long grass, logs, stones, rocks (well, you get the picture)… and let them explore and report back what they find. Please be sure, however, to follow government advice and do not leave your property. To do this, stay 2 metres away from people not in your household and do not put yourself or others at risk.

Your entries might a wall poster, a report, a video or even a podcast or poem! Our ambition is simply to empower primary teachers to enthuse their pupils about the potential of explore the natural world on their doorstep.