What a fantastic afternoon day we have had today on the ice rink. Everyone in the class was brave enough to give it a try. It took a bit of getting used to to begin with but we soon all got the hang of it. We had a little bit of help from the polar bears and penguins which made it a little easier for us.
We have had a fantastic day at Twycross Zoo with Year 2 and ARP today.
We first went to the Discovery Centre where we learnt about different habitats and adaptations of animals. We talked about the different habitats around the world and which animals would live in these. Next we found out what things helped the animals live in their particular habitats- what adaptations the animals had to mean they could live in their habitat.
Next we met two of the animals from the zoo, we met a tortoise and a cockroach. The children were all given the opportunity to meet and greet the animals if they wanted to.
After that, it was time for lunch- we were all very hungry.
After lunch, we were so excited to go and see the penguins. It was feeding time and some of them even came out to say hello.
Later on we went in our groups to explore the rest of the animals at the zoo. We had a wonderful day!
This term in Science, Year 1 have been learning how to sort animals into different groups.
We first learnt about sorting animals into groups by what they eat. We learnt three new, very big words- carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
We worked together to put the animals into a Venn diagram by reading facts about the animals and deciding which group they should go in.
Following that we have learnt a different way to organise the animals.
We learnt 6 new groups to sort the animals into. Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Insects, Mammals, Fish.