What a fantastic time Robins and Chaffinches had at Woodside Wildlife Park. We were able to see some amazing animals, some of which are usually found in the rainforest. Children were able to see birds of prey, a tiger (rescued from a circus), bats, meerkats, lemurs and a sloth (Sid). As you can see from the photos, children had the chance to handle or stroke some of the reptiles and they loved it! We learned a lot about these amazing animals and about the habitats that they usually live in and the food they eat.
Over the last few months, several children from Year 1 and 2 have been taking part in a Book Club. They have enjoyed reading several books, have written detailed book reviews and have attended several meetings where they have discussed elements of the books and have shared their opinions on the various texts. This week, we ended Book Club with a celebration event. We played games and shared our views on books and authors. There was also an opportunity to take part in a competition to design an alternative book cover with some super new books as prizes. Well done to all the participants, we have had lots of fun sharing our love of books together.
The wet and dismal weather did not manage to put Robins off having lots of fun during our Forest school lesson. Dressed for the weather in our waterproofs, we made dens with tarpaulins for shelter, we hunted for worms, slugs and snails and we had lots of fun using the rainwater to help us to create mud art. We made sculptures, we drew pictures, we let our imagination go wild, making pretend cups of tea, mudcakes and just generally having a great time splashing in the puddles. At the end of the session we had a special treat, we slid down a water slide whilst giving our feedback on the session. As you can imagine all the comments were favourable!
“I loved finding the worms”, “My favourite bit was playing in the puddles”, “It was brilliant making the dens and hiding in the woods”, were just a few of the comments from the children.
Well we had read the story, wrote about it, and drew pictures of the animals from it. It was now time for the best bit! It was time to sample the fruits from the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’. The children were really excited to try some of the fruits, but obviously not others.
There were some interesting faces, as children stepped out of their comfort zone, and tried some fruits which were new to them.
The children then recorded which fruits they liked and disliked. We found that three children liked six of the seven fruits available.
Our job as the Road Safety Officers is to help children stay safe on the roads around school and to cross the road safely. We want to educate children on crossing roads and make sure that they are able to choose when and where would be the safest place to cross a road. This is important because some children don’t know how to cross the roads safely so we feel it’s our job to teach them.
The School Council have been elected by our classmates. Over the year, we organise different events for our school to enjoy. We helped make the Scrap Store Play Pod for the school. We also help with lots of great activities and try to make the school as fun as possible.
It’s an important role being a School Councillor as we have to listen to the different ideas children have and try and get these things to happen.
We are the Science Ambassadors and we carry out lots of science experiments. Every Monday, we hold a club for KS1 to give them an opportunity to test out lots of fun experiments. Also we organize different events for the whole school; for example, we once organized a poster event to see how much they know about science.
We want to try and show children how exciting science is and how much fun you can have doing different experiments. Science is for everyone to enjoy!