Animals and new friends
Since Half term the childrens interests have lead us to a topic all about animals. We have been able to explore many different things within this topic,
Our caterpillar interest has continued with the arrival of over very own class caterpillars. We are watching with great interest as they grow and change...
This has allowed us to produce some great writing and drawing of the life cycle of a butterfly.
The lovely Mrs King has supported the children with their love of animals and over the last few weeks has shared some of her furry friends with us.
Every monday this half term she has brought a selection of her guinea pigs and rabbits to spend the day in yr R. First we had to get the cage ready for them
The children have loved this and we all got to meet and cuddle and stroke Furgus and Little Ted.
For some of us this was not naturally a thing that we felt comfortable with, but with encouragement everyone got to interact with the guinea pigs at a level they felt comfortable..
This lead to drawing, talking and taking observations of the Guinea pigs
Rabbits and more Guinea pigs have visited on mondays, we have had Joey the rabbit and Norman and Arthur come to visit us .(more Guinea pigs)
Have you ever heard of a chicken in a classroom???
Feathers one of our school chickens came to spend some time in class ( in a crate of course), we all heard about it!This caused great excitement in the class as well as with the hens outside but it was for a necessary reason, apart from being a great experience for the children to have and observe the behaviour of her it meant we could encourage feathers to stop sitting on the eggs in the coup everyday. As you can imagine this worked I think the thought of regularly having to come into class helped her change her mind!
Finally as well as welcoming in our furry friends.. Yr R have been fantastic at welcoming in the new children who will be starting Yr R in september.
We have been so pleased with the kindness and behaviour of the whole class. all of them taking time to get to know the new children, joining in with their games and showing some of the many things we have on offer for them to do once they are here at school. Many pictures and letters have been drawn and given to the children to make them feel welcomed.