Welcome to Wren’s Class!
We are a happy, active and inquisitive class of Reception and Year 1 children who love to explore, investigate and learn in practical ways, using and applying our skills both indoors and out.
Summer Term 2017
‘In history recently, we have enjoyed learning about Florence Nightingale. One of our mums is a nurse and she came in to talk to us about what it’s like to be a nurse today, compared with Florence’s time long ago. We had great fun trying out different equipment and playing hospitals in the role play area. Great work Wrens!
‘May; the month of Mary’. Wrens were magnificent as they ably led our school community in devotions to Mary, the mother of Jesus, during our recent May procession. It was lovely to be able to join in prayer with our whole school family to celebrate and give thanks for Mary, our mother and patron of our school.’
‘Wrens have been busy using their ‘green fingers’ and planting up bedding plants and vegetables in our little yard. We’ve planted pumpkins, onions, potatoes, carrots, beans and tomatoes in the hope that we will have a rich and varied harvest in the Autumn term. We just need to work on our watering skills – perhaps a little over-enthusiastic!’
Spring Term 2017
‘We’re all going to the zoo tomorrow..’ that’s what our excited Wrens were singing before their eagerly anticipated trip to the zoo recently. The children were able to use their classifying skills and knowledge of different kinds of animals to enhance their learning during our recent topic of ‘Animals and their habitats’. Highlights of the day included a zoo-keeper style workshop where we got very close to some of the animals and were able to hold them and the amazing sea lion display.’
‘Are you a carnivore, an omnivore or a herbivore? Wrens think they are ‘biscuitvores’! We had great fun recently making (and eating) animal biscuits. We followed the instructions in the recipe step by step, carefully weighed out all the ingredients and used our hands to mix the dough together! There was even some flour left for us to practise writing our names in. Very busy Wrens!
And the biscuits…they were delicious!!
‘Wrens are busy learning about animals and their habitats. We’ve enjoyed being animal detectives outside, looking for evidence of animal activity. We’ve found all sorts of clues; footprints, burrows and even poo! We’ve talked about micro-habitats and had fun hunting for bugs and small creatures that can live in small places. Our magnifying glasses were a real help!
We’ve also been using non-fiction texts to help us find out about animals around the world and Year 1 have been using indexes to help them find and retrieve information. We’re looking forward to making our own animal information book with some of the facts we’ve gathered.
What a lot of amazing animals God created in his wonderful world! YR children have enjoyed painting some of them and sorting small world animals into groups and using them to act out stories. Great work Wrens!’
As part of our topic work on animals, Wrens class enjoyed a ‘bring your pet to school day’. The children were very keen to talk about their pets and ask questions too. We found out all sorts of information!