Great Explorers went to see the bluebells in full bloom in Middleton Woods on Thursday. Off they went on the Ghyll Royd minibus to go explore and play in the beautiful local woodland.
Mrs Johnson guided the children down the muddy steps, along the manmade paths and past the small streams to search for minibeasts and signs of Summer. The children regularly visit local sites to understand the changes in the seasons from the colours to the creatures.
The Great Explorers saw a big, buzzing bee searching for flowers to pollinate. The class copied the buzzzzzzzing noise as they watched the bee weave in and out of the grass.
The children jumped in the stream and splashed in their wellies and held on tight to their partner’s hands as they walked on the uneven terrain. The children learnt about different plants and flowers that Mrs Johnson pointed out and saw thousands of bluebells! The children explored and played in the woodland all afternoon!
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.