Well done to this week's Stars of the Week!
In Reception we have been learning about the life cycle of frogs.
We have been looking closely (and frequently) at our frogspawn. We are eagerly awaiting the hatching of tadpoles and hopefully the development of froglets and eventually frogs. Whilst we wait, we have been busy recording our knowledge in various ways, including some fabulous frog art work. Some fun and interesting facts we have learnt about frogs include:
- Frogs do not drink water through their mouths but soak it into their bodies through their skin.
- A group of frogs is called an army.
- They are amphibians.
- Tadpoles have no lungs, they have gills. They grow lungs before they mature into frogs.
- Their field of vision is almost 360 degrees.
- Their eyeballs assist them in swallowing food.
Year 1 have been whizzing around on bicycles this week.
They have been learning and applying real life skills – as well as having lots of fun. We were very fortunate to be offered the funding from our local Bikeability team to come and teach and enhance our children’s skills. It was lovely to see the children having such a lovely time. They showed great resilience and teamwork throughout. We have taken the time to transfer this to our English skills, writing letters and reports about our lessons. Some super ideas have come from this. Well done, Year 1.
Year 2 have been looking in detail at poetry.
They have explored a variety of poems over the last two weeks, but as we leave the winter months behind, we have been focusing in particular on poems about Spring. The children have enjoyed walking around the school grounds and using their ‘poet’s eye’ to look and listen for any imagery they could identify. After returning to the classroom, they explored using new adjectives to describe different things they had seen. They made hats to act out what they had seen and heard and were very enthusiastic to share their ideas with the class. They are currently using these experiences to write poems of their own and they are excited to share them with each other.