Both Year 2 classes recently witnessed a major moment with the hatching of our dinosaur eggs! These were very kindly sent on to the classes by our friends at the Natural History Museum following our trip.
We had some very careful instructions to follow, Each egg needed to be placed in a container of water. It had to be monitored very carefully over the course of the week. When the baby dinosaurs were ready to hatch, the eggs broke open.
The children were excited to see who their new friends were. We passed them around a class circle so that we could observe the baby dinosaurs.
The next task was to think of a suitable dinosaur name. Suggestions were made from many class members. These names then went to the public vote. Zoe’s class decided on Olivia as a dinosaur name; Neelam’s class is now looking after baby dinosaur Meany.
Elsewhere in Year 2 and we have started our weekly trips to the Newington library. This is an important part of the transition for the children. It involves walking through our local community and enjoying a valued local facility.
The children are read a story by a library staff member each week. We are then given a free choice to decide which book to take home for the week.
Zoe and Neelam would like to encourage parents to register their children at the library over the half term break. It is a brilliant resource that the children enjoy visiting.