Our school is situated in such a beautiful place! Just outside our school gate is a lovely, quiet road which hosts a plethora of wild flowers. These flowers are currently enjoying their moment in the sun before the deciduous trees overhead develop their canopy.

 Our task this morning was to find wildflowers and write a detailed description in our copies which we would then use to help us identify the flowers upon our return to the classroom.

We took note of the petals, describing their colour, shape and size and the number of petals. We also examined the stems and foliage. We found a huge variety with many shades of yellow, pink, purple and white.

When we returned to class, we used iPads, Chromebooks and laptops to identify all of our discoveries.

So far, we have identified

  • Primrose
  • Cowslip
  • Forget-me-not (field)
  • Lesser Celandine
  • Opposite leaved golden saxifrage
  • Common dog violet
  • Wood-sorrel
  • Cow Parsley
    We also found the foliage of the wood anemone but there’s no sign of their flowers just yet!