A message to Kestrels 20.05.20

Dear Kestrels,

This was the week we should have been going off to How Hill. We realise how disappointed you are so we are suggesting a few activities that are similar to the activities that you would have done on the trip.

Pond Habitat:
If you have access to a pond then, with an adult, go pond dipping. Use one of the Identification sheets to discover what lurks beneath the water.
If you cannot get to a pond then try a virtual pond dip with the links below.


Here are two identification sheets for you to use with your pond dipping experience.

Pond Habitat Information:
Learn more about pond life from this reading comprehension and these video clips.



Pond Habitat Activities:

POND LIFE SUPERHEROES – Interesting facts and a creative activity idea.

POND POWER GAME – ‘Top Trumps’ for Pond life.

Garden Habitat:
Explore your garden and observe the wildlife on your doorstep.
Garden Habitat Information:
Learn more about garden wildlife with this PowerPoint, reading comprehension and these video clips.



Here are two identification sheets for you to use in your garden exploration.

Garden Habitat Activities:
MINI WORMERY ACTIVITY – Instructions and essential background information can be accessed from this RHS site:


Here are two creative ideas for you to try.

Weaving: In the evening we suggest a relaxing activity, weaving a bookmark. You need some pieces of wool and a card loom. Follow the ‘how to’ film.

Watching wildlife films is a big part of the time at How Hill. This film shows what happens when honey bees swarm, it was originally made for Swan Class, but might enjoy it too.

Hemblington Primary School

Interim Leaders: Mrs Clare Fletcher and Ms Tina Jarman

Telephone: 01603 713243

Fax: 01603 716994

Email: office-hp@yare-edu.org.uk