On Wednesday the children in EYFS had their own day learning about an animal you would find in Chester Zoo’s minibeast house.
We started the day reading the story about Norman and his Silly Shell. We then met our animal visitor for the day…”Turbo The Giant African Land Snail” . The children learnt about what he looks like, what he likes to eat and why he has a shell.
The children then designed snail shells for Turbo linked to the story and enjoyed continuous provision activities linked to snails.
On Wednesday 29th October Year 6 were given the amazing opportunity to visit Chester Zoo. The children were very excited to see all of the animals and in particular kept an eye out for those which are native to North and South America, as this will become part of our topic work.
Continuing from the Science day on Wednesday, the children looked at the construction of a heart, using bottles, focusing on how it works and how the muscle can pump blood around the body. The children then built a heart in their science books looking at the valves, arteries and veins.
Today Year 6 were exploring the circulatory system. Understanding the function of the heart, arteries, veins and what makes up the blood in our bodies were the focus of the day. The children drew an outline of the body on the floor which were then labelled with the correct organs, arteries and veins.
The children also had the opportunity to create their own “blood” using cereals, rice, beans and water. Each of these parts representing the different components which make up the blood in our bodies.
We explored the designs of William Morris and visited our school forest for inspiration. We sketched leaves, pine cones and various berries and then copied their shapes onto a polystyrene printing tile. Once our tiles were complete we created repeat prints
Continuing on from our work on World War II Anderson Shelters, the children measured the exact size that a shelter would be. Understanding what it would be like to stay inside a shelter, eat, sleep and live inside for a long period. After the construction of the schools air raid shelter, inside the class, the children were given a chance to feel what the conditions would be like during the war.