It’s a bugs life at North Wootton Community School

North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball. ANL-150523-172701009
North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball. ANL-150523-172701009

North Wootton Community School was invaded by an infestation of bugs, slugs and mini beasts last Friday.

However, there was no need to call pest control with the school’s reception children enjoying a day celebrating the end of their mini beast topic.

North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball.'left to right Alfie Whitmore, Chlor Pratt and Keeley Wymer ANL-150523-172621009

North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball.'left to right Alfie Whitmore, Chlor Pratt and Keeley Wymer ANL-150523-172621009

The school had a number of special visitors on show and was overrun with a wide-range of bugs from bees to ladybirds.

School business manager Debbie Wood said: “The children came dressed for the occasion and they looked absolutely amazing dressed as bugs, slugs and a variety of mini beasts.”

Throughout the day, forty-five pupils took part in a carousel of activities based on their topic, including some dipping in the pond area at the school.

Last year, a team from Lynn-based Learning Resources Ltd spent many hours revamping the pond area as part of their community project.

North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball. ANL-150523-172555009

North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball. ANL-150523-172555009

The school were delighted to welcome Claire Johnson, from Learning Resources, to come and join in with their special day.

Earlier this term, North Wootton Community School also took delivery of a butterfly kit containing lots of caterpillars.

Mrs Wood explained: “This made a fascinating classroom project as part of the children’s topic.

“They watched the caterpillars develop into native butterflies which were released into the school grounds.

North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball.'Sofia Semjonova ANL-150523-172540009

North Wootton Primary School Receptioon Class pupils dressed up for Big bug ball.'Sofia Semjonova ANL-150523-172540009

“Throughout their topic the children have been really keen to handle a number of insects, which they did so very carefully.

“As part of the celebrations on the day, all of the children enjoyed a picnic lunch on the field and they were excited to find green grape caterpillars and cherry tomato ladybirds in their lunchboxes too.”

As well as learning about creatures behaviour, breeding, habitats and history, while doing the project, children enjoyed lots of fly-related fun.