Conifer - Reception / Year 1 - Miss Walkley

Conifer class had an exciting day at Avon Valley Country Park last week! We began our day by feeding the pigs and goats. We then went to pets corner to hold some animals. We held chickens, rabbits and got to stroke an alpaca! Some of us were brave enough to stroke cockroaches and a millipede! Then we went on some animal orienteering and needed to locate the animals around the park and check they were all in the right place! After lunch we had a play time on the outdoor equipment and went in the indoor play barn. The children had the opportunity to see the animals, the food they ate and their habitat which compliments our current topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers.' The children will be writing a recount of their trip and drawing pictures!
Welcome back!
Conifer class have returned this term with a fantastic attitude to their learning.  
This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! Meeting animal owners will allow us to ask and answer questions, share information about the pets we have at home and write animal information booklets. We’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages, sculptures and prints. Famous animal fables will make us laugh, and we will have fun reading them aloud. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage. Designing a zoo is even on the agenda!
Many thanks to those parents that have come in to school to talk about their pets. This has given the children the opportunity to ask questions and see the animals first hand and develop an understanding of how to take care of them. We have enjoyed a talk about Degus, helped give a pair of gerbils a special treat and were brave enough to touch a royal python! 
We look forward to more exciting learning over the term!
Find out what Conifer class are learning about this term!