Visit to the Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Last Thursday we visited the Centre for Wildlife Gardening as part of our Mother Earth topic. We put on special high-visibility jackets for safety, and then got on the bus to the centre.

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When we arrived, we sat and had lunch together. Then Andrew (a wildlife expert) taught us about plants, animals and their habitats.

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Next, we went on a mini-beast hunt. Can you name some of the creatures we discovered?

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Finally, we learnt about how bats communicate using echolocation by playing the ‘bats and moth’ game.

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Fun facts:

– A group of frogs is called an army.
– The smallest bird in England is called a goldcrest.
– Stag beetle larvae live for 6 years, but adult stag beetles only live for a few weeks.
– Female newts lay hundreds of eggs, but can only lay one at a time.

Can you remember who lives in here?
Can you remember who lives in here?
The children were fascinated with this. We thought it was a creature, but it turned out to be the root of a plant!
The children were fascinated by this object. They thought it was a creature, but it turned out to be the root of a plant!
Whose home is this?
Whose home is this?

Cadogan Hall Visit – details and songs to practice

Hello everyone,

As you know, Years 4, 5 and 6 will be heading to Cadogan Hall next week Monday, 23rd March.

Please come in wearing Navy type costume. Look at this picture for inspiration:

You could wear something like this.
You could wear something like this.

You don’t have to go out and buy anything. Any piece of cloth will do for a scarf, and white, navy or black trousers will be fine. Black shoes are best. A striped top would be perfect if you can get hold of one.

 

You can practice at home with these recordings:

Audience Word Sheet (click to download)

01 Rule Britannia

03 The Wind is Foul (A)

04 The Wind is Fould (B)

09 Jolly Good Fellow

11 Heart of Oak v2-3 Audience

13 Heart of Oak v2-3 (Stage Choir ONLY)

19 Sail Sail for Trafalgar Bay

21 The West Wind was with us

23 Rule Britannia Reprise Audience

25 Rule Britannia Reprise (Stage Choir ONLY)

 

Red Nose Day! 

Today was Red Nose Day, where we all donated to Comic Relief to come to school dressed in red, black and white. Reception C’s costumes were all amazing, but the ‘best dressed’ award went to Juno for her wacky superhero look.

We joined the rest of the school for a special assembly where we were delighted to hear that the school had raised over £344! We watched a video that showed us how the money would help children in Africa to have a better school. Then, Juno represented the class in a game called ‘gorilla, ninja, cowboy.’ Well done Juno, and congratulations to Mathilda from Reception B who was the winner!

Which friends making funny faces can you spot?


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We will never forget the fun we had today, and will remember the importance of our charity donations.