Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve
Our Spring Term trip to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve was a huge success. We spent the morning looking at the Colne Estuary. Matt, our Guide, told us all about the features of the river here and helped us locate the estuary on an OS Map.
We then conducted a survey of the birds that we could see on the estuary and further in land along the river. We used the bird hides to make close observations and were thrilled to see lots of different bird species using the area.
After lunch, Matt taught us how to read a compass and how to take compass bearings before we set off on an orienteering adventure. We had a great day exploring the nature reserve and thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors for the day.
As part of our Tudor Exploration topic, we recently visited Kentwell Hall to learn more about the way of life for people living in the 16th Century.
We had a great day hearing all about the jobs carried out at the Manor house. We especially loved the smells in the Bakery and the musical sounds from the Player - who also taught us a dance from the time.
Did you know that the more wealthy and important guests in the house were given the 'upper crust' of the bread rolls? The poorer workers ate the bottom of the bread that was often black and scorched from the oven!