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May at Minet

The Year 1 children had a special treat this half term. As part of their topic, 'What do Animals Eat?' we had a visit from Animals UK. The children were able to see and feel some amazing creatures, including, a skunk, a snake, a fox, a tortoise, a tarantula , a lizard and some meerkats!

Eshaandeep from Daffodil ' I saw a snake, it was so long and I was brave.'
Sufyan from Lavender 'There were two meerkats, Tiger and Scout but not Sunny from Meerkat Mail. I liked it when they were standing up.'

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Our fearless children!

Last week, the school had a visit from the Life Bus, which is a mobile classroom that regularly visits schools in Hillingdon to support children’s learning about Personal, Social and Health Education. All of the class spent an hour on the Life Bus and had lessons about a range of topics. Children learnt how their hearts, lungs and stomachs work and the importance of healthy eating and exercise. They also got to meet Harold the giraffe, who taught them about feelings with his friends Kiki the kangaroo and Derek the penguin.

Reception were really lucky with their weather when they went to Gordon Browns Outdoor Learning centre.

The children were really well behaved and participated in all the events.

They were really busy den building in the woods with logs, pine cones and sticks making shelters for Percy the Park Keepers friends. Then they went on a treasure hunt searching for clues all around the park eventually finding the treasure in a willow maze.

They got to feed and stroke the animals and I think its fair to say the goats were their favourites. To finish off they even had a picnic in the sunshine

This month our Rights Respecting Focus was

Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.

In assembly we talked about how to be kind, such as giving someone a smile, inviting them to join in with your game or helping them if they fall over.

At Minet Infant and Nursery school we are very good at saying ‘Stop it! I don’t like it’ and telling an adult when we are feeling sad.

The Nursery children had a real sensory experience playing with the blossom tree in the nursery. The children enjoyed feeling the petals and they were excited by the wind blowing the blossom towards their faces. The children loved rolling around in the pink petals and had lots of fun creating blossom pictures.​

Year 2 have had a fantastic start to the summer term with their new topic- How does it feel to live by the sea? The children have looked closely at the book Gregory Cool and learnt many things about Tobago! In Art, the children have been exploring their creativity by drawing their very own beach huts which look fantastic! The children are looking forward to continuing this topic in summer 2 and taking a trip to Ruislip Lido.

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