In English in previous years, year 6 are writing Non-chronological reports on Bengal tigers, we we were very lucky that one of the tiger keepers from Port Lympne was able to come in and talk to us about wild tigers and the threats they are facing in the world today.
Today we had Dr Nikki Gammans come to visit. She is from the Bumble Bee conservation Trust. She spoke to us all in Collective Worship about the different types of bees found in Britain, how they help to pollinate our flowers and crops and how vital it is that we help to ensure the survival of our bees. As year 5 and 6 have been writing Non-chronological reports and persuasive writing about bees this week, we also had the opportunity to ask her and her trainee any questions we had about bees, and how we can help them to survive. We all were given stickers, and each year group has a poster so we can all now identify the different bee species around us. If any children want to find out any more information about bees in our local area they can use bumblebeeconservation.org as a good starting place.
On Friday we celebrated World Book Day. We all dressed up as our favourite book character and shared our favourite books with our friends. During the morning we visited three different teachers and we found out their favourite picture books and listened to them- it was a great morning. When we returned to our own class we read through our class picture book and carried out a variety of exciting activities. It was a great day, sharing the joy of reading and how creative we can be!
Today we were visited by Karen from the Travelling Books Company. She introduced the children to just some of the wonderful books that will be on offer both this week and next week at our book fair. We found out about stories set in pre-historic times to magical beasts and aliens. There is also a range of non-fiction texts available on subjects from Leonardo De Vinci to female icons, and dinosaurs!