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We began our new topic with a visit to Croxteth Park to find out more about the season of Spring and to observe the seasonal changes that are occurring in our local environment. After an exciting walk through the woods, we were met by Mr Dib, the gardener, who invited us to help him to look after the Croxteth Park gardens. His grumpy boss, Mr Grub, then joined us to warn us that Spring was still asleep and it was our job to wake her, so we set off to 'Wake Up Spring'...
We made our way through the park and found 'Spring' fast asleep! After waking Spring up, she invited us to help her complete her Spring tasks...waking up all the flowers, plants, bugs and animals in Croxteth Park so they could grow. We loved joining in with singing, dancing and shouting "March, April, May" as we marched through the beautiful walled garden.
We spent the morning searching for 'signs of Spring' and learnt lots along the way about the important things plants need to grow, how to take care of living things and the importance of recycling and looking after the environment. We met a sleepy hedgehog, a very busy bee and we even planted potatoes!
With our tasks complete, Spring left us with some surprises to bring back to school...she sprinkled some magic dust on our heads and gave us a packet of 'mystery seeds' to plant and look after. Then, she went back to sleep until next year...
We all worked very hard and behaved beautifully. The weather was glorious so we ended our fun-filled day with a well-earned picnic around the 'reading tree' in Croxteth Park!