Mrs Summerfield (R): Blog items

Zoo2U Visit Reception and Years 1 and 2

Date: 23rd Mar 2017 @ 7:45pm

Today the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 had a visit from Charlotte from Zoo2U. Charlotte brought some wonderful animals for the children to meet. The children were able to meet a range of animals. First we met Neo and Kato the nosey and cheeky meerkats. We watched them eat Morio worms and vegetables and then they had a look around our school hall. Then they met Dougie the Royal Python and the children were amazed to feel how smooth he was. After Dougie the children met Captain the tortoise. Captain has a shell that is made of the same material as finger nails and only had one eye. However, this does not bother him because he was born this way. We then met Bramble the African Pgymy Hedgehog who loved to hide in her blanket. We were amazed to find out that her spikes are made of hair and that she is nocturnal and has excellent hearing. Finally we met Bumble the African White Faced Owl who some of the children were able to hold using a glove.

All of the chidlren really enjoyed meeting the animals and were superbly behaved. Well done Reception, Year 1 and 2 and we hope you enjoyed it! Take a look at some of the photos below;


MMU Stardome Planetarium visits Reception and Years 1 and 2

Date: 9th Mar 2017 @ 1:56pm

This morning the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 were very lucky and had a visit from Anthony from MMU and the Stardome. Each class had the opportunity to go inside the Planetarium and very excited to go inside. Inside the dome Anthony showed the children a video which was taken on the International Space Station and talked to the children about what astronauts, like Tim Peake, would see from the station. He then showed the children when the sky would look like at night, should there be no light pollution and helped the children to identify and name some of the stars, such as the North Star and the Planets Venus and Mars. He then showed the children some of the different costellations and made pictures out of them. After that he showed us the pictures that the stars make in the sky and also told us a story about them. Finally Anthony showed us the Milky Way and then talked to us about some of the Planets. The children learnt that Pluto was no longer called a planet and were interested to find out that Mercury is not the hottest planet even though it is closest to the sun, Venus is and that astronauts are now challenging themselves to try and go to Mars. However, this will take lots of work as it would take 9 months to get there. Take a look at some of the photos below of todays Stardome adventure; 

KS1 and Reception Nativity Artwork

Date: 26th Nov 2016 @ 3:16pm

This week the children in Reception and KS1 have been working extremely hard practicing for the Nativity Performances which are in just over a weeks time. In their classrooms the children have been working with thier friends to create some artwork for the scenes for the Nativity Production. Take a look at some of the beautiful pieces of artwork created by the children;


Eco Day

Date: 17th Nov 2015 @ 1:51pm

 On 2nd October we had our Eco Day.

We learnt lots about the world around us.

We saw bats and owls, we made scarecrows and bird feeders.

We spent time in the woods and even toasted marshmallows on the campfire!

Animals Take Over

Date: 17th Nov 2015 @ 1:35pm

Lyndsay from ‘Animals Take Over’ came to visit us with lots of her friends:

Jesse James the barn owl;

Fergie and Daisy the ferrets;

Snuffles the African pygmy hedgehog;

Milly the giant African millipede;

Tommy the fire bellied toad;

Sting the scorpion;

and Twinkle & Sandy the gerbils.

We were able to look at, touch and even hold the animals (except the scorpion!)

We learnt a lot about these interesting creatures!

Mr Groves brought Kasos and Gozo to visit.

Date: 17th Nov 2015 @ 1:19pm

Kassos and Gozo are black rabbits. One has ears that stick up, and one has ears that flop down. We loved stroking them. Their fur was so soft. We tried to think of ways to encourage them to jump so we could see their strong back legs.