Year 5 came back into school to assume their roles as animals keepers in Western Wildlife Park and have been just as enthusiastic as they were in July. They have been using their number skills to keep track of how many kilos of animal feed has been coming through the park. It has been quite challenging dealing with amounts of grain in the 100 000s of kg! They have also been tasked with creating information texts about various animals in the park for the park gift shop. As part of their training for the Science department, they have been investigating seeds and new plants. This will give them the essential skills needed for growing their own plants within the grounds of the park. They have all settled into their roles and are happy in their jobs. We are very proud of them.
In Year 6, as part of our Animal Park topic, we have been busy preparing for the arrival of our new animals. We are super excited and can’t wait to make them feel part of our Western Safari Park. In order to do this we have conducted extensive research into particular species of animals and considered their dietary needs and habitats, so that we can make their transition smooth and help them to feel right at home straight away. We have worked hard to create useful information texts on certain animals, so that our visitors have all the information they need whilst touring our Safari Park. We have even adapted these texts so that they are child friendly for even our youngest visitors to enjoy. In Maths, we have been put to the test and tried really hard to solve some Safari Park related problems by applying our knowledge and understanding of addition and subtraction. Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to work effortlessly to ensure that we are 100% ready for Western Safari Parks expansion!