Hello and welcome to the Toucan's class page. We have started this year with 20 in our class and our class teacher's name is Mr. Miller. All the classes in school have a bird name so they can be easily recognised, our class is named after the toucan and we have researched some interesting facts about our class bird:
1. Toucans are native to S. America and can usually be found in the rain-forests there, living high in the canopy of trees.
2. They are an omnivorous bird that eat small animals, insects, reptiles and plants.
3. There are 42 different species of toucans ranging in size from 60 cms to 90 cms.
4. Their brightly coloured and distinctive bill is not only used for reaching and killing food, but acts also as a balance to support their weight in the trees.
5. A toucan will make its nest in a tree trunk, again using its beak to hollow out a space.
We recently had a Roman day with our sister class the Jays. We learnt loads and had lots of fun, first of all we designed and painted Roman army shields (scutums). Then we played Roman numeral bingo...HOUSE!! In the afternoon we did Roman army drills, like marching side by side, sword (gladius) practise and we formed a tortoise (testudo), which the Romans used as a protective shield in battles. To finish the day we tasted Roman food and drink like: figs, olives, honey, dates, bread and grape juice.
Year 5 Malham Residential Visit.
We visited Malham Field Centre for an over-night stay at the beginning of February. We had a fantastic time and as you can see from the photos it was particularly cold and we had to really wrap up well.
We learnt how to build shelters, make a fire and how to insulate things to keep them warm-even when it's really cold! We also learnt about animal habitats, environments and how to set traps for small mammals. Don't worry the traps were safe and wouldn't of hurt the animal.
We were very tired after the trip, but learnt a lot and had loads of fun too.
Toucans and Jays.