The Green teams have been working hard to create some hibernation shelters for our Wild Learning Area. We talked about animals that might need shelter over the winter months. These could include lots of small mammals like mice and voles. Some animals hibernate over the winter. This means they go into a deep sleep and sleep all through the winter months when there is not much food around. They stock up in the Autumn and get as fat as they can before going into hibernation. In the UK, hedgehogs hibernate. They need somewhere sheltered and dry and they will make a bed of leaves to curl up in.
Green Team decided to help out! Collecting lots of sticks and twigs, we brought them back into the outdoor classroom area. Working as a team, they had to construct a small shelter that would be study enough to stay together. It would then be covered in leaves and branches, with an entrance left open. We plan to put them in the Wild Learning Area and see if anything decides to use them!
The teams worked really well and the constructions were pretty impressive! If we were hedgehogs, we decided that we would like to take up residence!