The Blue Class pupils at Turney School had a brilliant time on their trip to the nearby Vauxhall City Farm. This visit was organised as part of our summer term geography topic. The children have been learning about places around us, and people or animals that might live around us.
Some of the Blue Class pupils were a little uncertain at first when meeting the animals. Their confidence levels soon grew. Many of the class members were able to stroke and feed the collection of animals that live at Vauxhall City Farm.
Part of our visit to Vauxhall was a special Meet the Farmer session. The children received a short talk by one of the farmers all about their work. A selection of the smaller animals were presented for the children to gently hold. These included guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits and chinchillas.
Elsewhere in Blue Class and the children have just started a brand new English topic looking at biographies and non-biographies. We started this work by understanding what is different about a non-fiction piece of writing.
Queen Elizabeth II will be the key figure that the Blue Class children will be learning about. Some of the main achievements in her life will be looked at to help create a timeline for her biography.
This wok will conclude with the Blue Class children being asked: what is their story? The learning intention will be for the pupils to see how we have structured the life of Queen Elizabeth II, and then use our own experiences to create some key moments in our personal history. Differentiating between ourselves and others is another important part of this learning.