Tiger Class Visit to Ham Wall Nature Reserve
Tiger Class had a fantastic trip to Ham Wall Nature reserve on Wednesday. The children took part in 2 workshops and enjoyed a walk into the middle of the reserve, looking at different habitats and identifying the animals that lived there. We also had time in the bird hides looking at the birds and sketching the wildlife.
After lunch we went pond dipping and used a branching key to identify the pond creatures.
Well done Tiger Class – I was very proud of how well you listened and behaved throughout the day.
Our final Topic for this half term has a Recycling and Improving our Environment theme. It is called, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"
Please click on the links for the Curriculum Newsletter and the Home learning Challenges.
Mrs Lovell and Mrs Helsby
We are Tiger Class and we work hard and enjoy our learning.
Our topic for Summer 1 asks the question, "Are Bugs Important?" It's a Science based topic where we have the chance to explore outside and investigate the different minibeast habitats in the school grounds.
Once we have investigated the different habitats we will use our skills to design and create Bug Hotels in the Forest School Area. Once they are finished parents will be invited in for the Grand opening!
In English lessons the Class story is The King of Tiny Things by Jeanne Willis. We have enjoyed reading it and are now planning to write our own story set in a Miniature World.
On the Minibeast theme the children are also listening to Bee Boy by Tony De Saulles and we are planning a week of bee themed activities before the end of term.
Click below for the Summer 1 Curriculum newsletter where you can find out all that Tiger Class will be learning about this half term.
Thankyou to all of you who have already completed some of your Home Learning Challenges.
We have been very impressed by the Minibeast models and the original ideas for presenting your work.
Keep that homework coming in and certificates will be awarded in assembly in the last week of this half term.
Dates for Your Diary
18th May - Royal wedding High Tea.
21st -25th May - Science Week.
A Tiger Class Field trip is planned for June - date and details to follow
2nd July -Great Exhibition
PE Kit Reminder
With fingers crossed for some good weather can we please remind you that PE Kits need to be in school every day as, even though our official PE day is Thursday, we may have outdoor PE on other days in the week.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to come in and talk to us.
Mrs Lovell, Mrs Helsby and Mrs Bullock
Trip to Cheddar Caves and Prehistory Museum
Tiger Class and Giraffe Class went to Cheddar Caves on the 23rd November 2017 for a Stone Age Experience.
The day included a tour around the Caves looking for evidence of what life would have been like for the people who lived there 9,000 years ago. We also met Stone Age Sam and Stone Age Andy and they told us more about life in the Stone Age how they made fire; how they hunted and what they wore.
The children are writing recounts this week and some will be posted on this page in the next week or two.
In the meantime, here are some photos from our visit to Cheddar Gorge and Caves.
History Week for Tiger Class November 2017
Its been a busy week! We've been using the Time travelling Crowns we made to travel back in time using our skills as historians to find out more about the past. We've visited the Stone Age and found out facts about how Stone Age Man made their own clothes from animal skins, cooked on fires they made with flint and made needles out of bone so they could sew their own clothes! We've been History Detectives around the village and discovered all sorts of facts about where we live. We've also visited the 1930s and learned a few Charleston dance steps in PE!Here are some photos from our Woolavington Village exploration.
Roque is an amazing tiger. He lives at the Born Free tiger sanctuary in a place called Bannerghatta, in southern India. Roque, born on 17th May 1998, lives in a big forest enclosure and enjoys exploring. He climbs over boulders, rolls in sandy soil, and keeps cool in his deep pool. Roque has a very sad story, but today he gets the loving care he needs.
Roque was only a few days old when he was taken from his mother. He was put on sale in a pet-shop in Barcelona in Spain. The tiny cub was scared and lonely. He was kept in a small glass tank and paced up and down, crying for his mum. Born Free doesn’t think it is a good idea to keep wild animals as pets. They belong in the wild and it is very difficult to properly care for them.
Born Free rescued Roque and brought him to his new home in India. The cute and cuddly cub has grown into a big and impressive adult. He enjoys patrolling his territory and investigates the forest and the insects, lizards and small mammals that live there. His favourite place is beneath a large bush high up on a rocky bank beside his pool, where he gets a great view of the countryside
Roque - the cuddly toy version - sits very happily in Tiger Class watching all that is going on. However, he does like adventure. Last year he was lucky enough to go to travel all the way to Vietnam; he met Tigger in Eurodisney; he went on a camping trip and had a ride on a canal barge.
Roque would love to go on more adventures this year so if you think you might be going somewhere at the weekend or during the holidays and would like to take Roque with you let Mrs Lovell or Mr Jackson know.