Reception and Year One had a fabulous time at Twycross Zoo! We saw giraffes, gorillas, zebras, penguins and leopards and many other wonderful animals. We had a picnic in the sunshine and enjoyed exploring the Adventure Playground. What an amazing day!
As part of our theme ‘People Who Help Us’ Faith’s Mummy and our School Governor Gemma Hill brought her ambulance into school to show the children in Early Years. She taught us all about the lights, colours and sirens. She even allowed us to sit in the ambulance with our friends!
She showed us her uniform and answered lot of questions…We had lots of fun!
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Dudley Canal and Tunnel trust, we were able to experience the day in the life of a child during the industrial revolution. We learnt how terribly children were treated and how they had to go to work from the age of just 5 years old. Travelling through the dark caverns we could experience the cramped and dark conditions and realise how good children have things now. A small selection of children were given the responsibility of legging the boat this allowed us to make it back to dry land. After the activity on the canal we went into the classroom and enjoyed a map and coordinate activity where as a class we found some pirate treasure. Our penultimate activity was working as a team to create our own ship which we were able to race in the mini canal. Our day ended with the opportunity to look around the gift shop and then a quiz where we could show off all the new knowledge we learnt during the day. A fantastic day had by all and a massive thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.
The children in Nursery and Reception found out so much about the ambulance service and how to make 999 calls this week! Mrs Beards visited the children in Early Years to talk about her very important job! She showed the children her uniform and taught them how to make 999 calls correctly. The children took turns to try on her headset and they were extremely excited about this! Another interesting day filled with lots of learning!
Year 3 had an amazing day exploring Wroxeter Roman City. They were able to wander around the remains of the bathhouse and act out what it might have been like to be a Roman by working up a sweat and then having an imaginary dip in the Roman bath! They also explored a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. While in the town house they were set a challenge to label each of the many rooms, solve the clues linked to the different building materials and they also dressed like a Roman which they all enjoyed.
While in the museum they learnt about the daily lives of the people who lived in Wroxeter by exploring the many artefacts on display.
The school crossing patrol visited the school on Tuesday 14th May. The children were very excited to meet the lollipop lady. First, she showed them her uniform (a long coat and a hat) and explained the importance of it being a bright colour.
Then, she showed how to screw the lollipop stick together to make it tall for the cars to see and explained what was on it and why. Next, she talked about her role and how she helps children cross the road safely everyday.
After that, she taught them how to cross the road correctly by first looking left and right, listening for cars and then walking across the road not running.
The children were then separated into two groups. One group were given the opportunity to play the role of being either the lollipop person, a motorist or a pedestrian. They then acted out scenes of crossing the road, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The other group were given a dressing-up trunk so they could dress up as a lollipop person or a police officer. The children were really excited to dress up as a school crossing patrol person. All the children had an opportunity to take part in both group activities.
Finally, they were taught a song:
Stop, Look and Listen
Before you cross the road
Use your eyes and your ears
Before you use your feet
Children were given a leaflet all about how to cross the road safely and correctly with the song included and a large sticker.
Year 5 had the opportunity to go to Cosford Air Museum to develop their understanding of the Battle of Britain. During the visit they were also able to enjoy some activities that linked to their science unit on forces - which they loved. It was a fantastic experience which all the children thoroughly enjoyed. The gasps of wonder and surprise were a pleasure to hear. They were a credit to the school and showed how much they had taken on board from our history unit. One child exclaimed "I didn't expect it to be so interesting". Well done year 5!
Year 3 had a fabulous day of learning when they visited Jaguar Land Rover on the i54.
After being split into two groups they were treated to a tour of the site, by the very friendly staff, where they learnt how different parts of the Jaguar engine were assembled by both machines and humans. They then put their science learning to the test while completing a workshop exploring friction using a car on a range of surfaces. Skills of predicting, investigating and measuring were all successfully used.
The afternoon brought the Engenious Challenge! Here the children were set the challenge of working in a team to build a four cylinder internal combustion engine with moving pistons and a crankshaft. Year 3 showed great teamwork and perseverance throughout the challenge and all groups managed to build a working engine - we may have some future engineers in Year 3!
Thank you to all the Jaguar staff for making our day fun and educational @JLREducation
The children in Reception enjoyed a visit to Santa at Birches Valley, Cannock Chase on Monday December 10th 2018.
They had a wonderful time on the Adventure Playground exploring all of the exciting equipment and spending time with their friends.
The children made their way past polar bears and penguins to find Santa in his Christmas Cabin. After singing him a special song from our Early Years performance each of the children were given a Santa badge and small Christmas tree to plant at home.
What a wonderful morning!
During our Act of kindness week, Year 4 had a visit from the local Firefighters. The Fire Fighters came in and spoke to the children about staying safe in and around their homes. The children were able to take part in a variety of interactive activities including spotting the dangers in the home and local streets. Several children also learnt and then demonstrated the Stop, Drop and Roll technique. In addition the Fire Fighters also left the children with a bit of homework. They were asked to complete a Junior Fire Inspector Programme, a fire safety check list in their own homes. An impressive 16 children completed their Fire Safety Check and received a very special certificate.
Year 4 were so appreciative of the Fire Fighters visit and all the hard work they do for everyone they decided to write letters, create posters and produce art work to show thanks.