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Learning about Moles

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Moles are interesting, infuriating small mammals that children will rarely have the opportunity to see; they are particularly busy at this time of year, tunneling and leaving mole hills everywhere whilst seeking a mate.

DK Findout!  – This site has a good picture of the European mole, showing this strong front feet used for tunneling. The information here is easy, suitable for young learners.

The ARKIVE website – has a ...

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Hedgehog Awareness Week 2017

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Hedgehog Awareness Week 2017Hedgehogs used to be commonly seen in and around gardens and hedgerows  but the hedgehog population is declining so badly there is a great nationwide move the conserve them. Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 30th April to 6th May 2017. Hedgehog awareness week is a good opportunity to spend an hour teaching children all about them and how to try to help their declining numbers.

Firstly learning about them:

Nature e-books ...

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Plus Happy Numbers – KS1 Maths Extensions

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Plus Happy Numbers  is a new KS1 maths website, completely free and it looks like fun!

“It’s called Plus.HappyNumbers.com: a fantastic web-based tool that provides mind-growing monthly math challenges to unlock your students’ higher-order thinking. Plus can be used as an independent math center to provide math enrichment that supplements your curriculum.

It’s designed for K-2 students at the moment, ...

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Encourage Mindfulness in Children

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Mindfulness“ Mindfulness is about being fully aware of living, right now, in this moment. Research has shown that being mindful is good for us. It can have long term benefits for our health and happiness.”(Hands on Scotland)  This Scottish website explains all about what it is, how it can help and also offers ideas of how to get started.

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Insects and Minibeasts

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Insects and MinibeastsInsects and Minibeasts are a great source of interest and fun as well as forming a great part of many scientific or local geography projects. These video clips, linked separately, cover many aspects about these tiny creatures and one or more may be useful for projects: Here is the BBC set of videos, based on the subject of Insets and ...

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