AT THE beginning of this term a mystery package arrived for the children, which led to some interesting discussions about what might be inside, writes teacher Rachel Atkins.
They discovered live caterpillars and quickly developed skills to care and nurture living creatures.
This has motivated children to engage in a variety of independent learning activities, such as butterfly garden role play, healthy eating, writing for a range of purposes, and creating artwork to share what they have observed.
We are now looking forward to seeing our butterflies emerge.
Year 1 is having a splendid time exploring space. This topic has been a soaring success with the arrival of some little ‘space aliens’ who have lost their way home.
We decided to investigate which planet they may have come from. So off we went to the Intech Planetarium to gather some interesting facts about the solar system.
What experts we have become, so much so, we wrote Space Adventure stories, space fact files and located the correct planets to return the aliens too.
Year 2 have been involved in the exciting Go Rhinos project in association with Marwell Wildlife.
We received our very large rhino statue in March and set about creating a unique design to decorate it.
The children sought inspiration at Gosport Gallery visiting the Henri Matisse exhibition and took part in a paper cutout workshop.
Back at school our design evolved into a stunning blue patchwork background with jewel-like paper cut out motifs.
The rhino was named Henri after the great French painter and will soon be on display in Southampton city centre.