We've all been to the zoo!
Date: 23rd Mar 2018 @ 6:17pm
Another busy week, with our trip to the zoo at the centre of it. We have been looking at gestation periods for different animals, and we picked up on this during our visit. The children used the information boards and the zoo staff to help them learn about the different animals we saw. And we saw loads! I'll upload some photos next week.
On Thursday, four of our Year 6s took part in a New Age Kurling competition at Hinstock. We didn't win, but the team tried really hard and enjoyed the chance to try a different competitive sport. Meanwhile, Woore was hosting the orienteering competition. We had 6 children taking part, three teams of two. We came second (we think!) overall, behind Market Drayton Junior School. The children found clues all over the playground, field and even into the Forest School area. Next week, we have three teams taking part in the dodgeball at Maurice Chandler, I'll let you know how we get on.
In English, our writing has reflected on our zoo trip; we have written poems about some of the less popular creatures of the zoo, and we have started to write about our day. We also read 'The Tyger' by William Blake, maybe you remember reading it at school (I know I did!).
In maths we have been looking at decimals, fractions and percentages. Some of this is quite challenging (3 sevenths as a %?), but the children have worked hard on recognising these amounts.
It was our last Chance to Shine session with James this week, and the sun even shone (still cold though!). We finished off our 7 week course, with a game of Kwik Cricket, in which everyone tried really hard.