This week Thomas Buxton Primary School had a special visit from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
Jo came in from the organisation to help years 2, 3 and 4 learn more about the local habitats that exist within the school grounds.
The children had the opportunity to observe carefully to identify the different habitats. A check list helped the children to find habitats including soil, compost, shrubs and bushes, gravel and trees.
After finding existing habitats the children had the chance to spot opportunities for creating more habitats for mini beasts and animals. Year 2 decided that a bird feeder on many of the trees would be an ideal way to get birds to use the school grounds as their habitat.
The visit was a really fun and exciting event and has spurred us on to try and gain a School’s Wild Challenge Award.
Find out more about nature by playing these fun learning games by clicking here.
As part of our World Book Day celebrations, some lucky children in Year 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to meet author, illustrator and ex-Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.
Chris talked about the writing process; his passion for illustrating; and showed us some of his fantastic books. We laughed as he told us funny anecdotes and took mental notes when he gave us his top tips for writing and illustrating. Incredibly, he spent the whole time illustrating characters whilst he spoke- it was amazing to watch his talents live! At the end of the afternoon, we had a chance to ask him some questions and he even took the time to meet some of us. We felt so privilege to take away signed and dedicated copies of his books- we have not stopped reading them since!
Check out some of the illustrations he did on the day.
During Spanish Buzz Day, pupils in Year 5 and 6 programmed some very special translation games.
We learnt some new Spanish vocabulary and even challenged ourselves to write Spanish sentences and conversations.
Have a look at some of our games below. Which Spanish words do you know? Which words are new to you?
At TBP this year, we have really been focusing on our reading!
Thanks to a great offer from the National Literacy Trust, we have been able to offer children a choice of free books for them to take home and keep!
As part of this offer, we have organised two in-school events to celebrate the children’s reading.
Firstly, children from years 4, 5 and 6 attended a reading sleepover, where they enjoyed activities such as: a campfire with Mrs F, choosing books with Mr Downs and Mrs Milne, creating book-related cupcakes with Miss Maynard and Miss Turnbull and quizzing a quiz with Miss Dwyer and Miss John!
The children also enjoyed a Drop Everything And Read session with all of KS2, where older pupils swapped classes with younger pupils and read with them. The children all loved it and the teachers said it was great fun!