We’re all going to the Zoo!!!!

On Wednesday we all went to Twycross Zoo. We had a wonderful day and the children were brilliantly behaved. We saw lots of exotic animals and learnt about the conservation work that Twycross Zoo does. 

Well done Great Gorillas.

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RSPB Old Moor

On Monday 8th October, the Billionaires embarked on their first trip of the year.  We didn’t go very far – 15 minutes on the coach to be exact-  but the RSPB Old Moor was a world away from the bustle and bustle of city life.  We enjoyed many scientific and leisure activities including pond dipping, making food chains, nature walks and bird watching from a hide.

We had a superb time and learned many things about our local wildlife along the way.

Keeeeeep bird watching,

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Science Day at Tankersley

As part of National Science Week, we held our own Science Day in school. Children in classes 1-6 moved around all the class rooms during the day, performing a different experiment in each. They tried making their own ice-cream, creating a lemon volcano, making slime, dissecting a daffodil to identify the different parts, investigating how hover crafts work and making a tornado in a bottle. Everyone, children and staff, enjoyed the day – and learnt some science!

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Happy New Year!!

What are we going to be learning this half term?

In the first half term our topic is ‘Marvellous Medicine’ (with a focus on the human body and the senses).

Sense of Sight

During our English lessons this week we have been learning how to use a dictionary and alphabetical order to locate a word and then find its definition. We have also been learning about our sense of sight and how we see. We have carried out a variety of activities this week to deepen our understanding. We have completed a reading comprehension about the eye and created some wonderful collages of our eyes. In our extended writing session we wrote chronological reports. We even have an opticians in our role play area!!!

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Wonderful homework in Class 1

Thank you to all the children who have completed some super homework for our space topic.

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Happy Habitats…

As part of our Science work on Adaptation and Evolution, we have been investigating why animals live and thrive in certain habitats. We created a habitat in a shoe box and they are all amazing. Each animal in the habitat has a detailed write up explaining how the animal has adapted to the habitat in which it lives.

Come and take a look at them on display and find out about a variety of animals and their habitats.

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