Welcome to the Pipistrelle class page!
Mrs Caroline Ford teaches the Reception children in Pipistrelle Class.
Caroline Ford came into teaching from a musical background. She went to Wells Cathedral school where her father was Director of Music. She then grew up in New Zealand and developed a love of rugby and the great outdoors. Returning to England she went to a London Music College studying oboe and voice. She qualified as a teacher at Reading University and has been teaching in various schools for the last 20 plus years. She has relatively recently become more involved with supporting children with special needs and gained her qualification to assess and diagnose for Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties at Bath Spa University.
The Pipistrelle bat
The common pipistrelle is so small, it can fit into a matchbox! Despite its size, it can easily eat 3,000 insects a night . All UK bats are nocturnal, feeding on midges, moths and other flying insects that they find in the dark by using echolocation. Common pipistrelles feed in a wide range of habitats from grasslands to urban areas. They roost in tree holes, bat boxes and even the roof spaces of houses, often in small colonies.
The common pipistrelle has dark, golden-brown fur, a slightly paler underside and a dark mask around the face. Its flight is rapid with lots of twists and turns. The soprano pipistrelle is similar in appearance, so the two can be difficult to tell apart.
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