Easter is finally upon us and B2 have had a busy week waiting for the Easter Bunny!
The beginning of the week saw us work hard to prepare for our Spring Assembly practising our song 'Here Comes the Sun' and we must have done something right since our song did do the trick this week with the sun finally gracing us with its presence!
We focused this week in literacy on nocturnal animals researching facts about them and finding out all about their habitat, diet and appearance. We used our notes to then plan our writing in paragraphs having looked at examples in different non-fiction books. This enabled us to write a report about a nocturnal animal of our choice. It was great to see the children writing an interesting introduction and using sub-headings to guide the reader through key information. Well done to our writers in B2!
Thursday's celebration assembly was a proud moment for B2 as three of our classmates were presented with a Pot of Gold certificate for their extraordinary achievements this term. These included writing stories to raise money for a charity, offering to speak to Reception about transport and going above and beyond in Maths to complete all of the set work and two extra challenges. I look forward to awarding even more pots of gold in the Summer term!
In preparation for Easter, we also carried out an Easter egg hunt with baskets which we had made ourselves. Seeing the resilience shown by everyone in locating their egg was lovely, particularly as this has been a focus throughout this term. Nobody gave up or got upset however long it took them to find their egg so they were all duly rewarded with chocolate!
On Friday, we enjoyed our class celebration: a well-deserved trip to the Natural History Museum in Tring. It was great to see the children in awe in front of so many different animals. We discussed the habitat of the animals, how they had adapted and we took the opportunity to draw some specimens. The children were on their best behaviour and worked as a team to decide how to make their way through each of the galleries looking at Walter Rothschild's amazing collections! We also had the chance to sit on a giant Galapagos Tortoise (not a real one) and to dress up as different animals. We really enjoyed our day out and look forward to an exciting Summer celebration next term!
Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy the holiday! I look forward to seeing you all eager to start our next learning journey in two weeks' time.