Educational Visits

October 2019

Year 6 had a fantastic time visiting Cadbury World. There were plenty of opportunities to bring their learning of the Aztecs and the Mayans to life during our trip, in particular during our educational talk where some of us even got to dress up! We travelled back in time to learn about the history or chocolate as well as enjoyed a tour of the factory - not forgetting opportunities to taste the chocolate too! One of our favourite parts was experiencing the 4d cinema! Super behaviour by all!

 

 

  

October 2019

Year 3 were very lucky to welcome Alexis Deacon into their classroom, the day after they saw him at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre!
 
Firstly, Year 3 were shown how to turn a simple shape into a character by adding eyes and a beak. The children then worked with Alexis to name the character and build a character profile. Year 3 were then able to try it out for themselves, and the results were outstanding. Everybody created at least one character and they were all able to describe what their character liked and disliked.  Finally these new characters were shared with Alexis who was amazed at the results. The session finished with all the Year 3 children receiving one of Alexis Deacon’s signed books – ‘A Place to Call Home’ to take home and share with their families.
 
What an amazing experience for us all and one that we will always remember.  

 

 

 

October 2019

Years 2 and 3 were given an amazing opportunity to visit Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, which they all thoroughly enjoyed.
 
Once seated the children were introduced to the acclaimed picture book author and illustrator Alexis Deacon.
 
Alexis was able to share his love of drawing with the children as well as bringing his books to life by reading some of his favourite stories – Croc and Bird, Beegu and I am Henry Finch.
 
Some of the children were inspired to start to draw their own illustrations when they got back to school.
 
Keep your eyes and ears open for the next Alexis Deacon.

 

 

September 2019

The children in Reception and Nursery enjoyed meeting a very special visitor today!
We have been learning all about what we were like when we were babies and how we have changed since we have grown.
To help us with our learning ‘Baby Marnie’ came to our school with her Mum and Dad much to the enjoyment of her big brother Freddie!
We found out all about what babies need to help them grow and be healthy and we talked about how much we have grown and changed since we were small.
We even got to enjoy cuddles with gorgeous ‘Baby Marnie’!
Thank you so much to her Mum and Dad for such a lovely day full of learning and we cannot wait to watch Marnie grow up and join us in Nursery!
  

 

September 2019

Year 3 had a fantastic day at Tanglewood in Cannock Chase learning about what life might have been like in the Stone Age.
 
The children had fun learning about what the clothing may have been like as well as learning how to make a fire to keep themselves warm. As a special treat marshmallows were toasted on the open fire and we had the opportunity to eat them! Some of us thought they were scrumptious 😊
 
We then experimented with the bow and arrow to see if we could catch any animals for our lunch. We managed to catch a couple of mammoths which fed us all!
 
Finally, we worked as a tribe to build a shelter; using only the materials found on the forest floor. Our shelters were tested with water to see if they would keep us dry. Unfortunately, some of us got a little wet!
 
We then headed back to school ready to tell our parents and carers all about our day.
 
Thank you to Rowan and Tanglewood for giving us a fun packed day that we will always remember.

  

 

 

 

July 2019

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!

 

 

  

  

July 2019

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!

  

  

 

June 2019

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.

  

 

 

June 2019

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!

  

 

June 2019

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. 

  

 

 

May 2019

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.