What at a wonderful day out at Harlow Carr. We went to catch minibeasts in the meadow with a sweep net and even went pond dipping to find minibeasts in the water. It was such an exciting day out and … Continue reading →
Zoolab came to visit today to show us the difference between minibeasts and other creatures that have bones, unlike the minibeasts. It was great to compare and contrast different creatures. We were able to hold the minibeasts and see what … Continue reading →
Here are some photos from today’s Sport’s Day. Thank you to everyone for cheering all the teams on. We had a great afternoon and it was so lovely to have some sun for a change (usually it rains on sport’s day) although it was very hot. We had to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the races.
A big well done to the green team, TURNBERRY, who won this year’s Reception Sport’s Day.
We had a great effort from all the parents taking part and they were so competitive! They each won a house point for their child by taking part.
Today we had an entomologist visit our class, it was Caitlin’s Dad! Entomology is the scientific study of insects.
We went on a great bug hunt around school and Richard brought in lots of the equipment he uses out in the field. We collected different bugs using a large net, a vacuum sampler and a pooter. Then we looked closely at what we had collected. We took a selection of these back to the class to see them up close under a microscope. We looked at the different features of different bugs, the body, the head, the legs and the antennae and whether it had wings or not…
Richard brought in a variety of species that he had collected when out in the field. We looked at a range of moths and even had an elephant in the classroom…well nearly anyway. It was an Elephant Hawk Moth! Why not google them to see what they look like, they really are beautiful.
A HUGE thank you to Richard for spending the morning with us and giving us the opportunity to sample the school grounds to see what species live in our outdoor areas.
Today we celebrated all the special men in our families and invited Uncles, Grandad’s and Dad’s to come and play in Reception. What a lovely morning we have had. Have a great Father’s Day on Sunday. P.S Dad’s/ Uncles/Grandad’s please … Continue reading →
Our final day in the arts studio involved a crucial debate about whether we, as the animals in the wild wood, should talk to ‘Leaf’ (the polar bear). One side took on the argument that we should NOT talk to … Continue reading →
Day 3 saw us becoming scientists to look closely at different leaves on all the plants around school. We created tints of green to create leaf paintings. We collected leaves from the grounds, created different tints and then painted the … Continue reading →
Day 2, we were joined by Y5 to help us create cave’s in our school grounds just like ‘Leaf’ did in the story. We worked in teams to create our caves. Then we created an imaginary creature to live in … Continue reading →
Day 1: a treasure hunt took us around the school grounds to find clues so that we could work out what our focus book for the week would be. This week we have looked at the story ‘Leaf’. We listened … Continue reading →
We have been planting our own magical beanstalks. We are going to put our learning about gentleness (our value this week) into action by caring for our beanstalks so that they don’t snap once they start to grow. We can’t … Continue reading →