Vane Farm

We spent a whole day at Vane Farm and did lots of fun things.  We looked for the minibeasts when we went pond dipping.  We listened quietly to hear the different sounds of birds. 

Looking in the net after we dipped it into the pond.

 

What did we find?

Visit to see Geese at Vane Farm

Now we had learned all about Slamannan’s special Beangeese and how they came to Slamannan for the lovely food we provide up at the plateau from October to February.  Next we wanted to find out how our geese looked different to other types of geese so we visited the RSPB’s nature reserve at Vane Farm.  There were a lot of different types of geese

We needed our binoculars to look for the geese.

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Make a Christmas Card

By December we were starting to become quite knowledgeable about Beangeese and what it looked like.  However we found out that not many others at home knew what the beangeese looked like.  Once again, we worked with Artist Andrew to make relief drawings of beangeese with rollers and ink.  We chose our favourites to make into Christmas Cards.  Our friends and family bought these cards just in time for Christmas.  If you would like to buy a card, let us know because we have some left.

We chose our favourite relief drawings to make into a card.

Our Artwork

We covered our paper in charcoal and then we used a rubber to make our drawing. The pupils in P3 and P4 thought that was a bit back to front however our artwork turned out to be fantastic.

We got a bit messy though!

Beangeese

In 2010 Primary 3 and Primary 4, at Slamannan Primary School, Mrs Bell and Mrs McNaughton learned about a natural phenomenon which takes place every year not far from the school. Neither the pupils nor the teachers knew that this phenomenon happened!

In October every year, Beangeese fly over from Scandinavia to Slamannan’s Plateau to graze for the winter. In February they fly off again to sunnier climes.

Slamannan is one of the very few places in the whole of the British Isles where this happens.

Here is our learning journey.