We arrived safely at about 12. We’ve had lunch, settling in, collecting gear and about to go on our first activity!
Photos to follow.
In our geography lessons we have been learning about maps, the human and physical features of Swinton and places of interest for visitors.
We drew a map of our route to Victoria Park and followed it.
We crossed the road safely using the Green Cross Code.
We found out what Victoria Park can offer visitors. There are signs and maps to help visitors in the park.
It has a bowling green, a bandstand, a sand park, an exercise park, a play park, allotments, a basketball pitch and tennis courts.
Lots of people were walking their dogs and children were playing on the swings.
The weather was bright and sunny but cold. We saw the autumn leaves on the ground. We measured the temperature and it was 10 degrees C.
We also found habitats for animals that we have been learning about in science. We looked in the leaf litter, under hedgerows and trees.
We had a great time learning.
We also took some photographs.
Yayoi Kusama: the 86 year old ‘Polka Dot Princess.
Year 5 have studied the work of Kusama and used her style as inspiration for their own designs using paint, photocpying and paper.
Find out more here: Tate KIDS BLOG.
Today was a non-uniform day to raise money for ‘School Fund’. The school council have some exciting plans for the outdoor area and outdoor reading libraries over the next year. They would like to say thank you for all your donations: over £250!
Year 3 Counsellors helped the Office staff count the money.
This week, we held our Reception phonics days for parents. The children in Reception had fun showing their parents all of the different phonics activities in the classrooms, which included: going on a phonics hunt, making silly soup, making belts and watches, letters in the play dough and sand, as well as any more!
We had lots of lovely comments from the parents that joined us.
“I have really enjoyed seeing how Evie learns phonics and it has given me some good ideas of games to play at home. I think the phonics games are really creative and engaging” – Evie’s mum.
“The phonics morning was a fantastic opportunity to see how the children work in class. Saadaya really enjoys the phonics which was evident throughout the session. A great idea and very valuable to parents” – Saadaya’s mum.