Owls class nave had a fantastic visit to the RSPB reserve at Avalon Marshes and made the most of the glorious weather by spending the whole day in the outdoors at the Ham Wall site. We spent the day pond dipping, plant spotting and enjoying the wetland habitat birds. We spotted Great Egrets, heard a cuckoo calling and spent a lot of time trying to identify the chorus of song that turned out to be frogs looking for a partner. We found a huge range of mini-beasts including water beetles, dragonfly nymphs, beetle larva, water spiders, pond skippers, water scorpions and water boatman. We learnt about camouflage, food chains and habitats.
We had a great time hosting a Fairtrade breakfast for family and friends. We made posters and table cards to persuade everyone to buy at least one Fairtrade product for their breakfast. To help persuade them we made Fairtrade muffins, Fairtrade fruit kebabs and fruit smoothies, and served Fairtrade tea, coffee and hot chocolate. We all had roles, hosting a table to campaign for Fairtrade, photographers, catering department (managed extremely competently by Ivo!) and running an information stall with Fairtrade products.
Well done to Owls Class for all their hard work and raising £50 to sponsor an acre of rainforest through Rainforest Concern. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.
As part of our flight topic, Owls Class visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum. We had a tour of Concorde, had a trip to the deck of an aircraft carrier and toured the museum. As part of our science topic, we took part in a materials workshop. There was lots of hands on science investigation and even some dressing up!
We had a great day as superheroes in Owls Class. Our Big write was a recipe for happy children. This linked in with our topic, where we are learning about the UNICEF Rights of the Child and the needs of every child, such as shelter, clean water, enough food, health care, education, an identity and play.
Today we had a fantastic visit from a Tawny Owl and Barn Owl. We found out about their diet, where they live and their senses. We learnt that the shape of the feathers on their faces act like our ears and help them to hear their pray. Did you know that Barn Owls lay white eggs so they can see them in the dark?
Well done on a super year, Year Two!
You are all stars!
Enjoy your summer break :)
Congratulations to the top 5 readers in Year Two! These children have collected the most dinosaurs and dinosaur bones for regular reading at home. Lots of children were close so keep going in Year Three with your next challenge.
Thank you for all of your support at home!
Year two have been making posters about bullying. We have talked about what bullying is and also ways to help stop bullying.
Just a quick note to remind all of the trip to Blandford on Friday for the dance day. We will be leaving and returning during school time. Children need to bring drinks and lunch as normal! We have been practising hard so it should be a great day!