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What can you tell your family about puffins?

This week we visited Iceland and what a wonderful time we have all had! We started the week by flying to Iceland and talking about the change in weather... It is very cold in Iceland! When we arrived, we explored the icebergs and watched how they slowly move across the water. Afterwards, we were introduced to Puffins. There are more Puffins in Iceland than any part of the world. We read the story ‘Lundi the Lost Puffin’ and we discovered that a baby Puffin is called a Puffling. The local children often have to rescue Pufflings as the lights from the city confuse them and they lose sight of the ocean. The children enjoyed cutting and sticking beaks, feet and fish to create their own Puffin. We also learnt about the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and made our own chalk pictures to show how beautiful these lights are. Later in the week, Mrs Rich showed us some incredible footage from her own trip to Iceland of how the lava from a volcanoes forms and how it hardens to form rocks. The children then experimented with vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and food dye to create their own volcanoes. Before we flew home we visited a hot spa and Geysers, which we replicated outside using lemonade and mentos! We have had a fun week in Iceland and the children were excited to share with their relatives/carers what we had done while we were there. 

The children have had a brilliant first half term in Reception and we are very proud of how they have settled in. We hope you all have a lovely half term break.