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Bursledon C of E (C) Infant & Bursledon (CA) Junior Schools

Summer Term

Year 1 began their project on ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ with a trip to Marwell Zoo. They saw a variety of animals and were able to sort them into the animal group which they belonged to – mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish.

The children were excited to see the baby hippo following around its mother as they both were munching away on the grass. They were also amused to see the hippo which was playing hide and seek in the water, especially when it came out the water with its head covered in straw.

The children were interested to find out about Ralph the penguin that needs to wear a special wet suit to protect his feathers.

The children were surprised when the two rhinos stopped eating the grass and joined the zebras that were running around the field.


The children have thoroughly enjoyed their ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ topic. We have been very lucky to see so many lovely animals during this topic, from giraffes and penguins to butterflies.


This half term the children have enjoyed watching the caterpillars grow. We had much excitement when the butterflies emerged from the chrysalis. We were then able to release them to go and start the life cycle again.