Year 6 finished off their Design and Technology unit by making a Mexican style salad; this linked nicely to our learning about the Mayans in History. We practiced different chopping techniques and learnt how to be safe and hygienic when preparing food. There were mixed reviews on the salad - some of us loved it but some of us were not too keen on coriander!
Year 6 children went on a 5-day trip to Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre in Norfolk. They had an incredible time mud walking in Blakeney; finding out about the RNLI in Cromer; rock pooling and fossil hunting in West Runton and a boat trip through the Norfolk Broads. The first night took them into the National Trust Felbrigg Estate for a Twilight Safari and the children were able to explore the parkland with its beautiful lake and 520 acres of woods and trails while doing other fun activities throughout the week. So many happy memories.
Year 6 took on the court yard as project for the week. With a little help, they turned our existing, tired court yard in to an inviting space for children and staff to relax and enjoy; they are very proud of what they have achieved and the transformation. We would like to pay particular thanks to two local companies, Gristwood and Toms and Maxwelton Nurseries, for their kind donations at such short notice.
Our art is based on the book ‘The Dot’ by Peter H.Reynolds. This story, which is about perseverance and resilience, inspired us to be creative and make our own mark. Whilst making our own mark, we were all developing our drawing skills, using chalk pastel.
Year 3 had an exciting trip to Celtic Harmony where they were transported back in time to a Neolithic village and experienced the life as it would have been in Stone Age. They foraged herbs and plants, made stew and even witnessed making fire by rubbing wood. Later they enjoyed their time in a roundhouse with thatched roof and made their own dens from sticks and leaves. It was enlightening to know that Stone Age was a time of discovery and growth. Trading activities were a fantastic way to learn about the goods and valuables of that time period alongside brushing up on some Maths skills. The day ended in an exciting weapons making activity followed by hunting where a mammoth hunt was the most celebrated act and taught valuable group skills.
St Albans Cathedral
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to St Albans Cathedral. They took part in a maths trail around the Cathedral where they investigated different shapes and symmetry in real life. Later, they measured the width, length and even height of the Cathedral using both standard and non-standard measures. Finally, they explored the beautiful stained glass windows and then created their own.