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.
What at an exciting Bug Ball we had today. The children looked fantastic and enjoyed showing their outfits to their friends. Here’s some photos of our minibeast day to celebrate the coming towards of the end of our topic. I’m … Continue reading
What a great day we had dressed as pirates. We learnt pirate songs, a pirate dance, read pirate stories and designed our own pirate flags. Our outfits look great don’t they?!
As part of our ‘splish, splash, splosh’ we had a very exciting morning today when the RNLI came to visit us to tell us all about the work that they do, how we can stay safe near water and what … Continue reading
For World Book Day children dressed up as a character from their favourite book. The children looked fabulous and the staff too! Take a look at some of our costumes here…
A huge thank you to Mr Magnall for working very hard over the last few weeks to get our blog back up and running. I’m now thrilled to be able to share with you photos from what we have been … Continue reading
What a fantastic day we have had celebrating Chinese New Year. We started the day by acting out the story of how the Chinese zodiacs were established and heard how this year it is the year of the Rooster. The … Continue reading
This afternoon we had a very special delivery from Santa. He brought us our class presents. We opened them together and inside were done magnetic boards and colourful magnets. We were all really excited to play with them. Here’s a … Continue reading
Well done to Birkdale (yellow) house who were the winners of the Reception Sports day. 1. Birkdale (yellow) 2. Turnberry (green) 3. Wentworth (blue) 4. Sunningdale (red) Don’t our house t-shirts look fantastic?! They even have our initials on them. … Continue reading
It was such a wonderful morning having our grandparents in school. The grandparents shared with the classes all about when they were at school and even brought in their old toys to tell us all about them. Hari’s grandad said … Continue reading