On Safari

Another term, another journey. This week has seen us jet off to the African plains. Mrs Marlow set the scene, going on safari for us. She was lucky to spot so many animals in the Masai Mara National Reserve (Cleeve section!) The children have been writing facts, improving verbs, writing lists and thinking of questions they may well get to ask the wanderer when she returns! (It’s more likely that they will have to answer their own questions, researching the answers themselves!) In Maths – there has been a lot of pasta! The Y1 children have been counting to 50, practising their numbers and their ‘grouping’ skills. The Y2s have been working on fractions – seems like a marvellous opportunity to share out cakes! Our topic work has seen us making binoculars, making sliding pictures, and finding out a little bit about getting to Africa and where Kenya is. It was fantastic to have another video sent in, inspired by Mrs Marlow, of Will searching the sofa plains of Gretton, with binoculars and hat. He was particularly brave picking up a snake! In RE, the children have been exploring, looking for signs of new life – relating to the Easter story. We have been so impressed to hear of the children’s continuing success with their reading journey. Congratulations to Will and Sophia on their latest fantastic achievements -150 and 175 nights respectively. Keep up the marvellousness Kingfishers!

KF