Welcome to Horseshoe’s Page!
“Hello, my name is Mr Samuel and I’m delighted to be Horseshoe’s class teacher. I joined Abbot Alphege Academy this September and I am very happy to be here. Horseshoe Class are a wonderful class of Year 1 and Year 2 children. We enjoy our learning every day!”
The Horseshoe Bat
The Greater Horseshoe Bat was once a cave-dweller, but now tends to roost in old buildings, such as churches and barns. It is rare in the UK and, like many other bats, declining in number. All UK bats are nocturnal, feeding on midges, moths and other flying insects that they find in the dark by using echolocation. In early summer, Greater Horseshoe Bats will emerge at dusk and dawn, however, preferring to roost through the middle of the night.
One of our largest bats, the Greater Horseshoe Bat is the size of a small pear. It has a characteristically fleshy nose that is shaped like a horseshoe. Its fur is reddish-brown on its back and cream underneath.
To find out what we are learning this term: