Chaffinches want to help save our planet!

Chaffinches have had a fantastic week learning about Climate Change. They now realise the importance of recycling, re-using and not wasting things, and how this can make a difference to our planet. We made a video to highlight what we’ve learned and how we can help!

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Pirate Training School

On our travels we met some pirates, but they were very busy developing their pirate skills.

Here they are working on their balancing skills.

‘Walking the plank me hearties!’

Here they are working as a team, and developing their aiming skills.

‘Battleships me hearties!’

Here they are working on their catching skills.

‘Cannonballs me hearties!’

Here they are developing their observational skills.

‘Finding an island me hearties!’

Here they are developing their map reading skills.

‘Treasure hunt me hearties!’

Here they are developing their sharing skills.

‘Sharing the booty me hearties!’

They had a great time at pirate training school.

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Chaffinches and Robins go wild at Woodside Wildlife Park!

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.

 

Happy Father’s Day!

Your child has learnt this little song to say Happy Father’s Day.

 

Hope you wear your tie with pride. Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

‘Everyone’s a reader… some just haven’t found their favourite book yet’ – KS1 Book Club celebration

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.

Rain rain come and stay, Robins are going out to play!

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.

 

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Fruit Tasting in Progress……

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.

The Tempest

The Snowy Owls have been having a great time exploring the story of ‘The Tempest’ in preparation for our performance at Magna on Tuesday 9th July.

In these pictures, you can see the ‘Whoosh’ that we held in the woodland area, where we found out about the plot and characters.

These photographs were taken during our first workshop with Emma. You can see us exploring Caliban and the island spirits.

Here we are telling the whole story through a series of freeze frames.

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Meet the Student Leaders – Road Safety Officers

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.