Who’s Awake When We’re Asleep?

Great Explorers learnt the difference between nocturnal and diurnal animals this week as part of their learning topic about day and night.

We put on our wellies and waterproofs and went outside to the forest. On the trees there were pictures of different animals.

Mrs Johnson and Miss Coulton each gave us a sheet with a picture of daytime with bright green fields and the sun in the sky and a picture of night time with the dark blue sky and the moon. From what we had learnt so far about nocturnal and diurnal animals, we now had to sort the animals into the right picture to show which animals are awake through the day and which are awake at night.

There were hedgehogs, owls, donkeys, badgers and dogs to sort through. When we found a tree with the picture on we had to take a picture from the plastic wallet then glue it on to the right side of the paper.

Mrs Johnson and Miss Coulton asked us lots of different questions about what the animal was, what it looks like, and whether the animal was nocturnal or diurnal. As an extra activity, we had to match the numbers from the picture to the numbers on our sheet.

Each day we head outside for a new activity, whether we’re taking part in Forest Schools, going on a welly walk, or reading a story out in the fresh air. Being outside allows us to explore our environment and gain a better understanding of the world around us.

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.