The start of Term 6 saw the children making Father's Day cards and biscuits in the first week. The children enjoy cooking, but were a little disappointed when they realised they weren't going to eat the biscuits they had made as they were Father's Day presents! However, lots of fun was had making them.
Look at the concentration and skill using icing tubes.
This term we dedicated a week to Science. We participated in lots of science activities during the week and had lots of visitors who talked about the part that science plays in their work. A scientist came into our class and showed us some of the amazing things that science can do, it was a bit like watching a magic show! Afterwards we had lots of children who said they would like to be scientists!
The theme of Science week was 'Journeys' in Parrot Class we focused on the journey of food through the body, the children were both disgusted and fascinated when we looked at the different processes that happens to our food as it goes through our body. If the children wanted to they could participate in their own project at home and bring their projects into school at the end of Science week. It was lovely to see so many projects and the children enjoyed sharing with us all their findings. We had two winning projects in Parrot Class, which was fantastic. Well done to everyone who took part.
Of course the most exciting moment this term was our class trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park, this linked last term's topic 'Animals' with this term's topic of 'Countries'. We were able to consolidate some of our learning on animal facts but also explore by looking on a globe where in the world some of these animals come from.
Sleeping Rhinos but not for long...Parrot Class have arrived!
Don't wake the Lion!
Too late, he is looking hungry - children for breakfast?
Phew! We escaped from the Lion. The Giraffe looks less scary and he already has some breakfast!
We walked very slowly past the Pelicans and Peacock as we didn't want to frighten them, even though some of us were a little bit frightened of them!
We had to keep really quiet as we went past the Wolves enclosure, otherwise they would have hidden from us and we wouldn't have seen them. Luckily we can be really quiet when we need to!
We went to see the Penguins who were very entertaining and great at swimming. We think this one would quite like to be in our class!
The Meerkat on guard saw us coming and they all disappeared!
Can you spot the Monkeys in this picture?
Lots of people visiting the park don't get to see the Sloth as they hide away from visitors we were very lucky as we got to see both of the Sloths that live at the park, the keeper said this was very unusual. It must have been because we were so well behaved.
These pictures are of the same Sloth. The other Sloth we could only see through the window from outside and the only bit of him we could see was his bottom pressed against the glass. As you can imagine the children thought this was hilarious but I didn't think we needed a picture of it, even though the children were very keen for me to take one!
What fun we had this term, all these extra activities plus learning about different countries, looking at maps of the country and where the country is in relation to the rest of the world and where we live. We looked at the country's flag and what the colours of the flag meant. We listened to national anthems, researched famous landmarks and tasted some traditional food.
We made Pizzas the children were fascinated to learn that at one time if you had wanted to eat Pizza you would have had to go to Italy to eat it, as it wasn't available to buy here and that at one time people only ate food that was traditional to their country. Whereas now we can pretty much get any type of food that we want to eat in any country.
Of course another highlight of the summer term is 'Sports Day' the children not only enjoy the day but also the lead up to it as they practise the races in their PE sessions. It has been lovely to see the progress they have all made in their sporting ability. What a wonderful bunch of children that I have had in my class this year, it has been a privilege to teach them and I wish them well for next year and look forward to hearing all about their progress in Year 1.