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Burley Primary School

Burley Primary School

2. New Forest

What a mess our classroom is covered in leaves.......Leaf Man has paid us a visit.

It’s time to explore the seasonal changes around us. So into the forest we go! Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? Where do foxes live?
This half term, we’ll visit our local woodland to observe and experience the enchanting autumnal environment, collecting autumn treasures as we crunch through piles of fallen leaves. Back in the classroom, we’ll sort our treasures into different categories, create land art, and dry and flatten leaves to use creatively. We’ll learn about woodland animals and hibernation and discuss the features that allow animals to survive through winter. In our literacy lessons, we’ll  listen to a variety of autumnal stories and write woodland tales and animal facts. In mathematics, we will use the objects from the wood for our counting and shape space and measures. In art we will make foxes, badgers, owls and hedgehogs from different media  and ‘squirrel muffins’ for our forest friends.

We will have a visit from the New Forest Park Authority to talk to us about the animals on our doorstep in the forest.

We’ll talk about the changes that occur as autumn changes into winter.