Combining science with poetry

Combining science with poetry

Stover Country Park

Upper One had the opportunity to combine their Science habitats field trip with exploring the Ted Hughes Poetry trail set in the beautiful grounds of Stover Country Park.

It proved to be an ideal location for the children to further their scientific studies, with some exciting pond dipping and species classification work, as well as studying a variety of habitats.

As part of their nature ramble, they also searched for various wooden animal clues and listened to different poems by Ted Hughes, whilst being encouraged to fully explore and appreciate the use of figurative language.

Harry Hubble and Alice Braeur both said they really enjoyed the pond dipping.

“Looking at the broad leaved woodland was my favourite part of my day,” said Freddie Cann.

Bea Hughes most enjoyed looking for the wooden sculptures; her favourite was the swan.