We are rather short of adults for our Welly Walks on Monday 22nd May ( 1.45pm )and Wednesday 24th May ( 10.30am )
Please let us know if you can help as we will not be able to go without the full number of adults.
Thank you .
We have been keeping an eye on the local and regional weather forecast this term.
The children have also been in the role play weather forecasting studio, they have remembered lots of the vocabulary associated with the weather.
We have been working hard to develop our problem solving skills. Lots of children were keen to help arrange the welly Walks groups. Children were able to confidently share out children into groups of 3, some children were in groups of 2 if the total number of children attending a Welly walk wouldn’t share into groups of 3.
Firstly they ordered the cards 1-10 and then started counting all of the animals, 2 fish, 3 moose, 4 crickets etc…. can you remember how many animals helped the duck?
Our first Welly Walk in the new term. We had hoped for sun but it has been a week of very mixed weather; sun, rain, hail, thunder and even a rainbow! This afternoon it was showery and as we set off there were grey clouds overhead. Luckily it cleared and by the time we arrived in the field it had almost stopped raining.
As we walked a bit further along the edge of the field we saw some cows. They were still living in the crew yard at the farm.
When we reached the lane there were lots of puddles to walk in. We saw lots of new leaves on the trees and hedges. They were bright green and new. We noticed lots of changes since our last Welly Walk.
As part of our learning about ‘New life and Spring time’, we had some surprise visitors in school on Wednesday 29th March. The ladies from Rushmoor came along with 2 lambs, 2 baby rabbits and 4 chicks. We all had the chance to stroke the animals and feed the lambs, they were very hungry!
Q: Where do they live at Rushmoor?
In a lamb pen about the same size as this room. When they were born they had a heat lamp to keep them warm, now they have lots of straw and hay to eat.
Q: Where do they sleep?
In a place called the hatchery, they have a nice big pen with a heat lamp to help keep them nice and warm.
We also found out what a baby rabbit is called… Do you know what a baby rabbit is called?
A baby rabbit is called a kitten.
We have been learning all about Fairtrade.
Mrs Forsyth made some biscuits using fairtrade sugar she told the children that she would be selling them for 2p unfortunately none of the children had brought any money to school!
It was agreed that if the children worked really hard then they would be paid wages and then they could buy their biscuit.
Later Mrs McDowall, Mrs Fisher, Miss Mountain and Mrs Brown handed out the wages. As the children went to buy their buscuit they discovered a problem… some children had only been paid 1p and some had been paid 2p. That didn’t seem fair and a solution had to be found.
Fair wages for hard work! Everyone was paid fairly so they had enough money to buy their buscuit!
While the children ate their buscuit they watched a clip from the Fairtrade website
They found out all about bananas and how they are grown and how they are brought to our shops from far away. The farmers that grow them work very hard and need to be paid fairly so they can buy food for their families.
We looked at lots of Fairtrade goods- including chocolate!
Look out for the Fairtrade mark when you are shopping. Perhaps you could let us know if you find any via Tapestry ?
Two Welly Walks this week… the first on Monday afternoon. There were grey clouds approaching but we set off bravely! We talked about Spring showers and how important the rain is to help plants, trees and flowers grow. As we set off through the tree tunnel down came the rain! In fact it even hailed! Luckily we were partially sheltered by the trees!
On Wednesday the weather was much kinder to us and we enjoyed Spring sunshine!
Thank you so much to our adult helpers – we couldn’t do it without you !