At Rachel Keeling we are lucky that our garden is home to so much flora and fauna.
Over the course of the year, the seasons bring a sense of awe and wonder to our school.
So much learning is possible, you just need to observe, listen and notice.
We were delighted recently to find some frogspawn in the pond.
Children had opportunities to observe it up close and talk about it.
They knew we had to be respectful: limiting numbers and not touching it.
The children shared talk and pondered what it might be.
They noticed movement and other pond life in the container and this provided much excitement.
With the support of information books and a skilled adult, they found the information and began to look at what might happen to the frogspawn.
Children explored the books together and read some simple captions.
Children were supported in learning about the lifecycle of the frog.
They talked about the lifecycle and then many drew pictures to represent the phases:
We just need to hope the birds don't eat the frogspawn (children made plenty of birdseed cookies and put them on the other side of the garden!)