We had a visit from RAF Cosford, where the children handled memorabilia and a competition was announced.
The children were asked to write a poem and the winners will go to read their poem at RAF Cosford's remembrance service.
World War II
During our World War II topic, the children got to be involved in many different learning experiences. Firstly, visitors came into school to speak to the children about their lives during WW2. The children were able to gain first hand experience, which helped them with their unit of work. They asked very sensible and worthwhile questions, which deepened their knowledge and thinking about what life would have been like in the war. This lead onto the children completing freeze frames based on the Blitz.
During this unit of work they also went to RAF Cosford where they learnt more about both sides of the conflict and the RAF's involvement in the war.
Golf Taster Day
We have been taught golf by a professional golfer and learnt how to hold the club correctly.
We practised hitting the ball further by swinging our arms higher. Even the teachers joined in.
The children have been able to visit the outdoor pioneer centre and complete lots of exciting activities, some of which may have taken them slightly outside of their comfort zone. The children completed activities which included: an abseiling tower, rafting, dark caves and team games and challenges. All of the children who took part thoroughly enjoyed themselves and spoke highly of the day.
As part of our African topic, we took part in an African dance and drumming event, where we learnt various dance and drumming routines and performed them to parents.
We also design and made our very own traditional African masks as part of art unit.
As part of our music curriculum we focused on the Brazilian music: Samba.
All of the children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the various Brazilian instruments and composed and performed their very own piece of Samba.
Some children have worked with Mrs Bird to plant some new bulbs in our local area. They worked really hard and can't wait to see the flowers in spring.