As part of Year 2’s topic, ‘It’s a Bug’s Life’, the pupils visited Forest Lane Park to complete a number of exciting activities! The fun began in their Geography sessions, when they planned the walking route to the park. Below is an example of the map work that was completed by the children:

Once the route had been identified, Year 2 walked to the park where they met with Hamish, the bug expert! With Hamish’s guidance, the pupils went on a nature trail and created ‘Memory Sticks’ using objects that they found along the way. Creative juices were flowing when the children were challenged to make a bug using materials that they found in the park. The outcomes were very impressive indeed (see for yourself in the images below).

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day continued with some closer inspections of the bugs and their habitats. Overall, it was a tiring, but fulfilling day. Well done Year 2!

Colegrave Primary School would also like to thank Hamish from City of London Parks who was fantastic in supporting the children’s understanding about bugs and their habitats.

Also, a special thank you to the staff at the Forest Gate Community Neighbourhood Centre for being so helpful in aiding Colegrave to organise the visit.

Please consider visiting Forest Lane Park if you have not done so. It is a beautiful park which is currently under used. Features of the park include:
– children’s play area and Orchard on the Lodge side
– a dipping pond, two nature trails, a tyre swing, a slide, a lake with a bridge, picnic benches, main field and outdoor gym.
– wooden sculptures throughout the nature trails
– wooden totem nurse, depiction of Elizabeth Fry with historical links to the heritage of the area
– history of the now residential Alice Dimson House which used to be a school/maternity hospital