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School Hedgehog

How many schools can say they have a resident hedgehog? Our children, led by members of the school council,  have developed the grounds over the years with wild areas, different habitat, homes (bird boxes, hedgehog houses and ponds)…

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United Utilities

Year 4 enjoyed an insightful, engaging and fact filled session with staff from United Utilities. This creative approach to learning fit with their geography and science based topic on water. It looked at the water cycle, water usage…

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World Bee Day

At Willow Lane we have been learning about the importance of bees in the role they play in pollinating many of our plants - both flowers and food. On World Bee Day (https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/), we have learnt about the role we can…

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Bee Day in Yellow Class

On World Bee Day we had a brilliant time! Mr MacKinnon came in and showed us a bee hive and also brought lots of special equipment. We learnt lots about the bees habitat. Mr MacKinnon told us that this was a man-made habitat but bees…

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Flowers for Bees

As part of our eco approaches at Willow Lane, the School Council are involved in a number of initiatives including introducing classroom recycling again following changes due to the pandemic, planting an oak tree for nature and sourcing…

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Borwick Year 5

Every year group is visiting Borwick Hall Outdoor Centre again this term in order to develop their PE skills in a range of sports, develop their teamwork even more and further their love of learning in the great outdoors. Being on the…

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Ponds

The Science Garden is rapidly coming on thanks to the skilled team from Distinctive. The main feature of this area (in the corner behind the wendy house) is a three levelled pond which will become a wildlife habitat for frogs, newts and…

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Spring

Our children were busy planting over the Autumn and Winter and it's lovely to see the signs of Spring coming from their endeavours. Bulbs are blooming, trees are budding and flowers are appearing where there only used to be grass. Not…

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RSPB Big School’s Birdwatch

As people all over the country watched birds in their gardens, our children took part in the RSPB Big School's Birdwatch. Having built, hung and filled bird feeders, three class bubbles spent time in our grounds spotting and identifying…

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Tree Planting

In line with our school's commitment to provide habitat for local wildlife and to help children develop views to combat climate change through eco-practices, we have been planting more trees. This planting builds on the initiative…

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