What a fantastic start to the week with a visit to The Regal Cinema in the Evesham to watch Early Man. The children were impeccably behaved and loved the experience of the comfortable spinny chairs, and relaxed atmosphere of the cinema. We will be using elements of the film with some upcoming learning.
We have continued our work on play scripts in english, exploring the features further and reverse planning, ready to start preparing to plan and write and their own.
In maths we moved on to picture graphs (pictograms) and recapping some of the learning from year 2, moving onto bar graphs at the end of the week. Children have looked at tables, tallies and data, how to present it in pictures and have begun to interpret it. This week has been British Science Week, and we have done a lot in school to celebrate this event!
On Thursday, we had a very action packed day! We started off with a visit from the Animal Lady, who brought in some amazing animals. We saw an owl, two snakes, a hissing cockroach, two geckos, a tortoise, and the cutest of them all, the Kinkajou (or Honey Bear). Everybody was so brave with the animals and loved holding and stroking them, as well as learning some wonderful facts.
We have created some posters as part of a nationwide poster competition about Exploration and Discovery. These two words inspired us to think of some amazing scientists who had created some amazing inventions or discovered incredible things that have shaped our lives.
We went on a trip down to Forest School, where the children hunted for invertebrates. We found plenty of worms in the mud, and some other creatures too, including a huge black beetle.
Finally, we finished our day with a visit from the Cheltenham Science Centre. They had brought in lots of amazing experiments for us to explore and play with. Everyone loved the hands on experience and the freedom to enjoy the wide variety of gadgets and equipment!
After a fantastic week, next week we will be returning to some normality!
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Horton and Mr Bennett