Matthew from Zoolab talked to us about the different creatures he had brought with him. He began with a Giant African Snail. It has around 10,000 teeth! Some children who wanted to, were able to hold the snail in the palm of their hands.
The millipede crawled over hands with an almost tickly feeling. It does not have a thousand legs, but near to 200 when fully grown.
We saw a tarantula in its tank. This is a very delicate mini beast with its bones on the outside. The famous sting is no more than a quarter of the strength of a bee sting.
We handled a snake. We were surprised at how dry and warm it felt.
Matthew gave us lots of information and answered all our questions. It was great to see the children confidently handle the mini beasts and show such great interest in them.
Ms Ward and I were invited along to Central Library in Manchester last Thursday for the first briefing for the Bee in the City project. We met lots of representatives from other schools who were also taking part in the project and most exciting of all we saw what our bee will look like. We learned about the best materials to use to decorate our bee and watched a video to give us some ideas. Not that we needed any, we are already buzzzzing with ideas! Our bee will be delivered shortly after the Easter holidays so will post a picture when it arrives
On Thursday 15th March Year 4 visited Tatton Park to experience life as a Viking.
We were greeted by an Anglo-Saxon lady named Eta who led us into camp called Tatters Tun. We were shown items that Vikings used in every-day life, such as cow horn cups, reindeer antler buttons and sheep skin clothes. We even had a go at weaving some jewellery by creating woollen bracelets.
The most enjoyable part of the day was learning how to be a Viking warrior. We used shields, held axes and worked as a team to form a strong, intimidating wall. Our trainer was called Ragnar, he was very grumpy and loud!
At the end of the day, Maretta taught us how to make bread. We had to grind the wheat into flour and decide where to get the other ingredients from, such as clean water, salt and lard. We realised Viking life must have been very difficult.
Year 4 had a great day out and looked fantastic in their costumes.
Joy Day was fun. We learnt through play with our toys, play with our friends and ‘play’ learning about and handling some amazing animals. Please enjoy our pictures.
Easter is coming. As well as learning about Jesus during Holy Week, the pupils have made Easter cards for family members and a cone shaped gift for them to enjoy.
Fantastic News! The Friends of Our Lady’s have kindly agreed to sponsor our school taking part in what is supposed to be one of the largest sculpture trails here in Manchester. Over 100 schools will be joining with community and youth groups as well as businesses to decorate a bee. The bee will then be displayed in a city centre location from July to September. Once the sculpture trail is over the bee will be returned to our school where it will remain on display.
Art in Year 1
Look at our winter collages. We thought about the colours of Winter and we used strips of paper to represent them. We completed our work with a white silhouette of a tree.
We practised cutting, curling and sticking to make these pictures.
We selected different types of material and used our creativity and
Imagination to make these models! Some of them are really spectacular.
Listening carefully, following instructions and performing simple routines involving traveling on feet, close to the floor and on the floor.
In dance we moved to music.
Listening, pulsing, clapping, singing and playing instruments to the musical beat.
We were investigating and sorting 2D shapes.
By finding and reading books and looking at pictures of Rosa Parks Year 1 were able to research and then perform a role play of the ‘Famous Bus Ride.’
1st finding books
2nd looking at pics
3rd role play
We concentrated and worked carefully to cut a selection of fruit using a knife