After being set the challenge to find a new home for woodland animals Year 2 researched Forest School and The Countryside Centre to see if they would be suitable places. Although both places had pros the children thought they had too many cons to be a suitable new habitat for the animals. They then looked at the Wyre Forest on a map and thought that it seemed to be a good place so on December 10th we visited to get a better look. The children spotted that there were deciduous and evergreen trees, oak trees that would produce food for the squirrels and lots of earth for badgers, foxes and rabbits to dig into and make homes. They decided that the Wyre Forest had everything the woodland animals would need. The children also took part in a ‘who dun it?’ murder mystery where they used their knowledge of food chains to find out who killed the robin. The children loved being in the outdoors and used the behaviour values of perseverance, teamwork and communication when den building in the woods. On their return to school, the children wrote letters to The Animal Man to let him know that they had found a new habitat for his woodland animals.