Rainforests

Welcome back!
I hope you all had a lovely and relaxing Easter holiday. As you know, our new topic is ‘Rainforests’ and we have been finding out where rainforests are, the different layers and creating fact files for different species of plants and animals that inhabit the rainforest. On Thursday we were lucky enough to be visited by Rainforest Dave, someone who has lived in the rainforest and is a real expert! He brought in lots of photos, showed us videos and even brought along some live rainforest creatures. We also made tribal necklaces and sketched some rainforest artefacts. We had a wonderful day and it has started our topic in a fantastic way.

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Science Week

We had a very busy week, starting with our Recycling challenge on Monday. We worked together to sort it, weigh it and plan what to do with it. Our classroom was full of rubbish but we soon converted it into mini beast hotels, homes and cities…

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On Tuesday we had a visit from Animal mania ~ we met lots of mini beasts, some familiar ones and some new ~ we were all very brave and held Madagascan hissing cockroaches, giant millipedes, African land snails (smaller than ours!) and Australian stick insects (bigger than ours). We also saw a tarantula and a scorpion.

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We had great fun pond dipping; we caught some tadpoles,leeches,dragonfly nymphs and diving beetles.This helped us with our data collection for Numeracy.  We set up our own wormeries.

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In Forest school we also looked for mini beasts in their woodland habitat.

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On Friday we all dressed up as mini beasts and joined ‘The Ugly Bug Ball’ for Wake and Shake.
We had a fantastic week!