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Emperors' Trip to Testwood Lakes

Emperors were blessed with the weather for their trip today to Testwood Lakes to support their topic on rivers. Having rained all night, the conditions were exceptionally muddy which made it even more exciting! By lunchtime, we were all covered in mud. We spent the morning looking at the River Test and spotting the different features of a river as well as looking at the environment around us. During the afternoon, we began with pond dipping. Unfortunately, no one found a newt or a water spider but we found several nymphs and some blood worms. From investigating the pond area we were able to establish that the area has very little pollution due to the wildlife we found within it. After pond dipping, we went on an adventure to carry out some orienteering. The children loved this as it was their opportunity to explore the area and practise their map reading skills. We ended the day with a lie down underneath the forest canopy using binoculars to spot some wildlife. 


The children had a fantastic day and behaved exceptionally well. On our class page are some photographs and two videos of each year group playing Pooh Sticks.