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 →
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.
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 →
Today we have been to visit our pond to see what creatures we could find. Initially the children focused on the different plants in the pond but they were encouraged to look carefully and closely and they were really excited … Continue reading →
What at an exciting last day in school for this half term. We have had lots of Diwali activities today. Making diva lamps with salt dough, making firework pictures using cotton buds, making our own Rangoli patterns, learning about Diwali … Continue reading →
We had a very exciting morning today in Reception when the police came to visit. Reception got to look around a police van and even got to sit inside it. The children asked the police lots of questions which they … Continue reading →
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 →
We had such a beautiful Easter service at St John’s church led by both Rev Sharon and Rev Dave. We just managed to fit into the church as a whole school- hurrah! The children sounded fabulous all singing together … Continue reading →
This week in Reception we have read the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children have really loved reading this traditional tale. We think the traditional tales should be read over and over again in the early … Continue reading →