This half term, Oak Class from St. Matthew's CE School have been learning all about natterjack toads - We would LOVE to raise some money to help with the conservation of them.

In March 2022 we had a visit from Rob, a representative of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC). ARC kindly agreed to talk to the children about the different amphibians and reptiles which we have in the UK, focusing greatly on the local natterjack toads. The children were all given the opportunity to see a natterjack toad, and ask questions about how we can protect them.

The children have since completed lots of work based on the natterjack toad and the conservation of them. We have considered their life cycles and preferred habitats in Science and designed a pond is Design and Technology. The children have also been working really hard to create beautiful artwork inspired by the natterjack toad and ARC’s visit.

Lizzie Soal