30 days Wild!
During June we have been following the Wildlife Trust’s initiative, 30 Days Wild, encouraging us to get out and get active.
In Mini explorers this week Reception made binoculars with Mrs Mitzman.
First we took two cardboard rolls.
Next we joined them together using tape.
Then we were able to look through them and become wildlife detectives! We saw some wonderful things in nature; leaves, flowers, birds and lots mini beasts.
Did you know that it is National insect week?
This encourages us all, whatever our age to learn and discover more about the insects around us.
“Insects are by far the most diverse and ecologically important group of animals in land habitats, there are over 24,000 known species of insect in the United Kingdom, with hundreds of species to be found in almost every garden and green space. With so many species to consider and study it is important to group the most similar species together in a way that makes sense. Insects are therefore grouped into ‘Orders’…”
Royal Entomalogical Society.
For more information please see: https://www.insectweek.co.uk/discover-insects
April, Month of the Military Child
April is the Month of the Military Child and each year we love taking the time to celebrate our military children here at Merry Hill. Service children can face challenges with parents in the armed forces. Yet these children are also an amazing asset to families, schools and the local community. The Month of the Military Child helps us remember this and helps us celebrate their achievements.
Did you know the official flower of the military child is the dandelion because its seeds are blown far and wide by the wind but it will always plant roots and blossom wherever it lands?
This year we will be celebrating ‘Purple Up Day’ on Tuesday 26th April; purple is a colour used to represent all military services and shows unity with each other. This day is to celebrate the wonderful contributions our military children make to our community, bringing experiences from around the world. We celebrate our military children and thank them for their service.
Anti-Bullying Week 2021
The Anti-Bullying Alliance have published a resources pack for parents. If you would like further details please follow the link below for more information:
Road Safety Week – 15th November
The resources below will help remind children, about road safety and keeping safe in the dark.
Teaching Road Safety: A Guide for Parents https://www.rospa.com/media/documents/road-safety/teaching-road-safety-a-guide-for-parents.pdf
Safety First – Cycling at Night https://www.cycletraining.co.uk/cycle-training-and-cycle-safety/safety-first-cycling-at-night/
Teaching road safety: A website for children and families to find out more about road safety https://www.brake.org.uk/zebras
Summer Holidays 2021 Activities
We wish you all a wonderful holiday and have put together some ideas to keep you entertained over the summer.