Kingfishers enjoyed their first Forest School session in the spring sunshine last week! We explored our Forest School site, looking for things that are alive, once alive and never lived. The children found a fantastic array of mini-beasts and thoroughly enjoyed exploring our British Wildlife topic outside!
Kingfishers were excited to start their new topic about 'British Wildlife' this week and have already been bringing in lots of items from home related to this, including some fascinating wildlife books, news about a sparrowhawk sighting in Grace's garden, a ladybird from Penny's garden, a catfish egg case discovered on the beach by Fenton and several soft toy birds & animals for our role-play wildlife spotters' hut!
Kingfishers really enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday. They had all made a big effort to dress up as favourite book characters and had a lot of fun working out who everybody was - George was voted the best homemade outfit, as Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Thank you to all those Kingfishers who took part in 'Ready, Steady, Read' too - hope you enjoyed spending your reward vouchers at the Usborne Book Fair. Don't forget to use your free World Book Day voucher before 27th March too - every child has been given one of these and you can exchange them at bookshops for a free World Book Day book - or use them to get £1 off any other book you choose!
This week the Kingfishers have started their new topic "Islands". We began the week by defining the meaning of an island. We then created passport pages about the islands we have visited. These included some exciting islands such as New Zealand, Gran Canaria and Guernsey. We are now learning about the Isle of Coll during both our topic and literacy work through exploring the stories of Katie Morag.