Our aim is to ensure all children reach their full potential! Through our exciting curriculum, we embed children's key skills, develop their knowledge and challenge their understanding. Not only do we encourage children to become independent thinkers, but we provide them with opportunities to work collaboratively. As we are passionate about capturing children's interests and engaging them in their learning, we enrich our curriculum with educational visits, visitors and our 4D Digital Den.
Brockholes Nature Reserve
On Monday 15th October, we went to Brockholes Nature Reserve. We took part in number of team building activities. These included:
When we were pond dipping, we caught a number of different creatures. Each time we emptied out nets into the trays, we used magnifying glasses to look closely at the features of each creature and then used the information charts to identify them. We found leeches, water boatmen, a giant diving beetle and pond snails!
This was one of our favourite activities! We had so much fun! In this activity, we worked together as a group to create our own dens. We collected logs, built our frame and added the finishing touches. Each den was unique; some groups focused on building a shelter that would protect them from the rain whereas others focused on the internal furnishings such as a carpet and seating area. One group even built a sea saw and slide outside their den!
In this activity, we took part in three different games:
1. Ninja Stars – this involved throwing wooden ninja stars at specific targets.
2. Spider’s Web – in this activity, we had to work as a team to get from one side of the
web to the other. We were only allowed to pass through each section twice and we
were given penalty points if we touched any part of the web. We had to work
strategically and lift each other through the 'web' in order to be successful.
3. Night Line – we had to move around the course blindfolded and climb through the
It was a fantastic day!
All Saints and Martyrs' Church
On Monday 24th September, Year 4 went to All Saints and Martyrs' Church to learn about Baptism. We re-enacted a baptism service, learnt about the importance of Baptism and then had an opportunity to ask questions.