KS1 Trip to Avon Gorge

KS1 had an amazing trip to Avon Gorge last week. We would like to say a big thank you to Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Trust for hosting us. We learnt all about invertebrates, particularly the 8-legged variety. We used what we learnt to hunt for spiders and their webs all around us. We spotted orb, sheet, tangled and tunnel webs and got up close to a very large garden cross spider. We enjoyed a lovely picnic in the Autumn sun, then went on to learn about mammals in our local environment. There were clues about badgers, foxes, deer, mice and squirrels dotted across the Downs. We worked in teams to solve the problems and find out which animals had left clues that they had been there.