Welcome to Barbastelle’s page!
Hello, my name is Mrs Day and I am very excited to be the class teacher for Barbastelle class. I have been a teacher for six years having gained my PGCE at Bath Spa University. I have a background in history having previous earned a history degree and I am very passionate about children’s reading. I love sharing any books that will excite their imagination as well as support their creative writing. When not teaching, I enjoying baking and crafting as well as occasionally picking up my ukulele. I have lived in Bath for nearly twelve years, but also make the most of the holidays when I love to travel and explore. I am very grateful to be working at Abbot Alphege and I look forward to the year ahead!
The Barbastelle Bat
The Barbastelle is a scarce bat that lives in woodland and forages over a wide area. It has a distinctive ‘pug-like’ appearance because of its upturned nose.
An elusive bat, the Barbastelle lives in woodland and roosts in crevices in trees. All UK bats are nocturnal, feeding on midges, moths and other flying insects that they find in the dark by using echolocation. Barbastelles forage over a variety of habitats and are fast and agile fliers. They mate in autumn, hibernate over the winter (usually underground), and give birth to a single pup in late spring.
The Barbastelle has long and silky fur that is blackish-brown in colour, but with white tips. It has rounded ears that meet on the forehead, and a short, upturned nose, giving it a pug-like appearance.
To find out what we are learning this term:
If you have any questions please ask Mrs Day.