The children in the Foxes and Badgers voted for our next topic to be all about animals. We wanted to learn more about Foxes and Badgers and all the other animals that live in the New Forest.
We kick started our topic by going on a fantastic day of learning to Beaulieu Treehouse Centre. Before we went we looked at our journey on google earth and drew our own maps so that the coach driver wouldn't get lost! We had an amazing time learning all about animals and their habitats. We loved the bee game, searching for minibeasts under logs, smelling different pots with our badger noses, listening to bird calls and scurrying through tunnels like rabbits! We carried on our learning back at school and went to find some non-fiction books from the library.
We have enjoyed planting up some old welly boots with spring flowers and have been thinking about what plants need to grow. We have also been exploring how to mix paints to create new colours and shades for our woodland animal paintings. The children showed great care and concentration along with lots of energetic enthusiasm!
We have designed and labelled maps, drawn different animals and labelled them for our friends and have written all about our favourite things from our trip. We have also been busy learning about shapes when designing the Queen's crowns, doubling with some super games on the playground and counting our minibeasts in 2's!
Year R decided that they wanted to make little homes for our Forest Friends this week and had great ideas for what they wanted their home to look like. They independently chose the resources and tools that they would need and then got busy….cutting, sticking, rolling, folding, and tying to produce imaginative homes. They were also able to adapt their ideas and improve their design. We heard phrases such as…”when I press this button, it opens the door”, “I have made a little door because the worm is little” and even “the bees can go down the chimney but it is also for Father Christmas!” Well done Year R!