Acorn class 1st July 2016
News from week beginning 27th June
We had a fabulous trip to Gore Farm in Trent. The weather was due to be heavy rain all day but there was only a little drizzle really. The children stroked fluffy chickens, watched the beautiful calves being fed their warm milk, they fed the boisterous sheep from bottles, watched farmer Stewart feed two very lively and tall-on-their-hind-legs goats, drew pictures of the animals they had seen, rode on a bumpy tractor trailer and held a huge white sheet in the woodland as Stewart shook the branch above it to make hundreds of mini-beasts fall. The children went off and found as many different mini-beasts as possible to put into the tall buckets and namend them back at the barn, using identification sheets. The children, staff and parent helpers had a super and exhausting day! I will make a gallery of photos soon.
We wrote excellent recounts of the trip, the children came up with some great describing words! We also started to write multiplication number sentences for the arrays we had found around us, from last week. The Year One children investigated how many arrays and related multiplication number sentences they could find using 24 cubes.
Our butterflies all came out of their cocoons and were released to freedom with a wave and a cheer from the children. It was a momentous occasion – spot a different flying butterfly in every photo!
Have a lovely weekend
Mrs Cheyne and Mrs Dennett