They all had a fantastic week at school, focused all around reading and storytelling. A local storyteller came into school and created a story for each class based on their topic for the term, they all thought this was so much fun! This happened alongside lots of other great activities to light up their imagination and bring joy to experiencing reading through others or themselves. What a lovely way to end the term!
I like these little hidden gems that were laying in wait just waiting to be found. It makes me feel that there are so many others out there to ‘happen upon’ and take a slice of joy from. What’s even better? I get to share the joy with others too! One such time was finding the amazing Pinkman’s bakery, which does the most delicious vegan hot chocolate! And spectacular looking doughnuts (which unfortunately I cannot try, but Mr B got to sample that delight!).
Another hidden gem was the Royal Forthouse gardens, which provided a beautiful walk and taste of nature between lectures…just what I needed to refresh my brain for more complex concepts!?
I’m sure there’s many more little discoveries laying out there in wait…can’t wait to find them!
We had a beautiful walk along the River Severn for Ben’s birthday. We lucked out with amazing weather and stunning views. It was just wonderful to be together! It seems quite rare at the moment! So I drink it all in when I can. More memories to treasure.
Have you ever met a Pliosaurus? Did you know it had ever existed? Me either, but thanks to an exciting, family friendly, interactive exhibition at Bristol City Museum we had a great time learning loads of lovely facts about how the Pliosaurus was discovered.
We learnt all about how fossils are discovered, excavated and assembled to recreate the life size creature they once were. How they chose the colours of the skin of the Pliosaurus and the techniques they used. We got to compare the weight and size of the each of us to the size of the Pliosaurus so we got an idea of its immense proportions.
My absolute favourite were the giant top trump cards, with lots of fun dinosaur facts. We had so much fun playing with those (except maybe D when she kept losing!?). It was a shame there weren’t any in the shop to purchase at the end…we love top trumps in our house!