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THE GREAT OUTDOORS - October 2014

We may have got off to a wet and rainy start to our Great Outdoors Week but we haven't let that stop us having lots of fun.  We cheerfully waved the Year 3 children off on their trip to Ribchester as the rest of us listened to Mrs McKeating remind us how wonderful God's world is.  
On Monday, the children in Year 2 wrote some amazing acrostic poems all about AUTUMN.  In the afternoon, they created some wonderful leaf rubbings to decorate their poems.  Mrs Carlile was very impressed with their work.  A great start to our week.

Year One had a wonderful week doing lots of exciting activities. We looked at different ways of making ten and giving instructions to each other such as face forward.

The EYFS have been shelter building. We had great fun putting up tents and trying to make our own shelters.

Year 4 children have been experimenting with digital time converting activity times to minutes and seconds.

Year 4 have also been creating survival outfits and accessories for different climates.

On Tuesday, all the children in Year 2 built a shelter outside.  The weather was awful.  It rained, the wind blew and it thundered and lightened. Perfect weather to build a survival shelter!  A big thank you to Outdoor Elements.  The other children had a go at some problem solving activities in the hall.  We also made some chocolate apples and created some lanterns to use later on this week.  A great day. 

Year 5 have been investigating angles around the school. We had such fun identifying both man made and natural angles. We also went on a maths trail which involved lots of problem solving.

 

 

Year 3 exploring Ribchester

On Tuesday, Year 4 participated in Bush-craft Activities where they lit camp fires outside and took part in problem solving activities indoors.

Year 3 working with Outdoor Elements. We had a great time!
On Wednesday, Year 2 listened to the story of Creation.  We realised how wonderful God's world is.  We all drew the story of Creation in one of the letters C R E A T I O N.  Their colouring was amazing.  The children also printed with some leaves to add to our tree in class; we are all part of God's Family Tree.

Reception had another exciting session with Outdoor Elements. We did some bug finding. We found slugs, spiders, wood lice, beetles, a shield beetle and worms.

On Wednesday, Reception have been busy bug finding, leaf printing, making chocolate apples, creating Acrostic Poems and completing a treasure hunt.

On Thursday, Year 3 did a traffic survey in Maths. We put our information into a frequency table and we are going to make a graph from our results. We found that the most popular colour of car was white and the least popular colour of car was green. 

EYFS watched the rest of the school leave for their walk and then we went WELLY WANGING! Then we returned to class for toast and hot chocolate. Yum!

What an amazing end to a very busy week.  EYFS waved the children in Year 1-6 off on their walk to the Memorial Park.  The behaviour at the park was excellent, as always.  the children had great fun spotting squirrels running in trees, kicking leaves in the air and collecting leaves and conkers in their hats!  We all stood around the Memorial and said a prayer for all the fallen soldiers.  We will remember them.

 

Then we went down to the band stand and a child from each class read a prayer or a poem about God's world.  Then we all sang a song together before we set off back on our walk to school.

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For our final afternoon, Year 2 sat around a campfire (on the big screen) with their lanterns that they had made. All the children had a go at being zipped in the tent and had to guess which animal noises people were making.  Then we invited Year 3 to join us and we all sang campfire songs.  After that the children all had hot chocolate and some fruit whilst they listened to a spooky-ish story.  What a super way to end a fantastic week.
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