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Nyewood CE Infant School

Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God

Oak Class Explorers

Happy New Year and Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas break. Thank you for all your Christmas cards and gifts. I hope you have had a chance to look in the gallery (to the left of this) and see some of the photos from last half term. We have taken care to respect the wishes of those who don’t want their children on the website so if you can’t spot your child it could be because of your preferences.

We were very sorry to say Goodbye to Logan at the end of last term as he joins his sister at their local school. This term we are excited to have a new boy and girl joining Oak class and hope they feel very welcome and make friends quickly.

We were surprised to find lots of things left in our classroom on Thursday by somebody who obviously had to leave in a hurry. 

We decided they probably belonged to a grown up who liked bird watching and maybe liked exploring tunnels and caves (as they left a torch and waterproof trousers), and someone who travelled around the world.

On Friday we found out they belonged to the famous TV presenter and Naturalist David Attenborough who had had to leave suddenly to film some exotic animals hatching. He asked if we could carry out his important research helping the RSPB with their Big Bird Watch which is what he had been intending to do at Nyewood. We helped by carrying out a ‘Bird Watch’ in our school grounds using binoculars we had made and checking our bird identification cards.

If you like you could also help the RSPB by signing up to complete a ‘Big Birdwatch’ in your own garden or local park this month, all the details are on their website, along with ideas of how to tempt more wildlife into your garden.

Our letter also reminded us that Zoo Lab are coming to visit on Monday and the children came up with lots of interesting questions to ask when these visitors come. We are curious to see which animals they bring with them. It should be an exciting start to our term’s Topic of “All Creatures Great and Small”.