We're back for another exciting few weeks at school with new topics. Classes 1, 2 and 3 have been busy investigating all things biological.
On Monday afternoon, Class 1 and 2 went onto the school field for our first outdoor learning session of the term. We were all being detectives, armed with magnifying glasses and identification sheets.
The reception children were searching for signs of spring whilst year 1 and 2 were identifying different kinds of trees by looking at their leaves or branches and checking against their identification sheets to name them.
The reception children spotted bees, ladybirds, shoots, buds, blossom and some brightly coloured flowers and they heard birds singing. Year 1 and 2 children found birch, holly, hawthorn, oak and ash trees.
It was lovely to be out learning in the fresh air now that spring is here!
To download a range of identification and spotter sheets, visit the Woodland Trust website: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/search/?activityType=100016071
We began our disgustingly named topic 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile' by making models of the human body using materials we found outside! In Forest Craft, we made outlines of our bodies then were very creative in producing the digestive system with outdoor materials.
We also carried out a very interesting science experiment. We looked at the effect different liquids have on egg shells which were replicating our teeth. This gave us some very interesting outcomes!
Class 4 are starting their project in earnest next week with the help of Jon Doar a local STEM Ambassador, and will be investigating what the school might look like in the future with the help of technology.