For Nature Week, Elementary 2 went to Hampstead Heath. The children had a workshop there and they learnt about trees in our local environment. Looking for different trees, using the leaves as clues was also a lot of fun.
The children also participated in looking for insects and worms in the 'Secret Garden', using nets and jars with magnifying glass lids. They managed to find a tiny frog and enjoyed observing it for a while, before returning it to its habitat.
Elementary 2 also learnt about the parts of a flower using flower and bee model. The lessons helped the children to understand and appreciate the role of bees and insects in pollination and the spreading of seeds. They learnt that fruits are in fact the swollen ovaries of flowers, and after that we cut up fruits and shared them.