Existing, Endangered, Extinct
This term we are learning about species, their habitats and features, classification and animal protection. We have found out about vertebrates, invertebrates and how scientists have sorted all these creatures so we can better understand them.
As part of Animal week we have been writing about creatures, finding out about adaptation and We had the privilege of having Kingston Exotics visit us on the 25th January. The expert was extremely knowledgeable and taught us a lot about each reptile.
We have enjoyed a visit from Castle Vets, who helped us learn about what it takes to work in a veterinary practice and what animals can be treated. We completed a quiz, learnt how to assess an animal from head to tail (with some very lovely animals!) and diagnosed ailments by analysing x-rays. We also learnt about protecting species, and the work of CITES. A great learning experience. Thank you Mr and Mrs Bartels.
In our English we have been writing discussion texts around endangered animals, animal protection issues and zoos. We have learnt how to link our ideas together across paragraphs and plan our work so it is organised and easy to follow. We have worked hard to add a range of conjunctions and were really pleased with our end results.
we are writing narratives. We are focusing on writing an atmospheric scene using a range of writing tools. These include personification, similes, matching weather to feelings and expanded noun phrases. To help us with this we were very excited to have a visit from Angie Sage, author of the Septimus Heap series, Todd Hunter Moon books and much more. She shared what inspires her, how she begins the process of writing a new story and more details about her worlds and characters. The children were able to ask a wide range of questions and even get some copies of her books signed!
We really enjoyed meeting her and look forward to the next book!