A local resident brought Reception some frog spawn this week, the children were very curious about “them funny balls”- Mila.
We all watched a video about the transformation of frog spawn and set about making a new habitat in our garden, we decided that we should create a pond for our frog spawn to live in.
We found an old water tray, we covered the bottom with gravel and filled it with water from our hose pipe, we also put some big rocks in for the froglets to climb on eventually. We discovered that the gravel we used was muddy as it made our pond water dirty and this would make it difficult to observe the changes from frog spawn to frog in the future. Damian suggested we wash the gravel. So we scooped out the water and put the gravel into a large sieve and cleaned the stones.
Next, we lined the pond with black plastic and refilled our pond, we learned that we needed to leave the tap water for 24 hours to get rid of all of the chemicals and help our frog spawn to survive.
The children then helped me to transport mud from the school allotment to build up the sides of our pond, making it easily accessible for any potential visitors.
The next day we carefully transferred the frog spawn into their new home, we hope to return after the Easter holiday to find some tadpoles and we can’t wait to observe the fascinating changes!