We have been busy learning about the rainforest this Half Term. We had an exciting visit from two of the rangers at Chester Zoo who came in to talk to us about the animals and types of weather conditions you will find in rainforests around the world. We also looked at animal skulls and investigated the different layers of the rainforest. We produced some amazing homework based on what we had learnt.
We have studied the French artist Henri Rousseau and have each produced a piece of artwork to depict a rainforest scene. We mixed colours and have painted using a layered effect like Henri Rousseau. Can you see any rainforest animals hiding behind the trees?
In our Religious Education lessons we have been learning about the story of St. Dwynwen, The Welsh Patron Saint of love. We shared her story in our class assembly on January 25th, St. Dwynwen’s Day. The children presented beautifully and we hope that everyone enjoyed learning about the day’s significance.
This term we have started our Forest School sessions! We have learned lots of life skills including how to build fires – we have worked in small groups to make one and even toasted marshmallows over the flames!
We also looked at properties of materials in our Science lessons and decided on what we thought would make a good animal home. The children then designed a home for an animal of their choice and made them during Forest School sessions. We had lots of exciting designs, including a squirrel hammock and a hedgehog hotel! We have had fun checking to see if any animals have been to visit!