On Monday 06th November, Bluejay Class got to experience the history of WWII when they visited Eden Camp. They made their way around twenty-four huts which were packed full of interesting facts and information about the different topics of war. The children were mesmerised by the Blitz Hut as they got the chance to experience the sights and smells of WWII. Fun was had by all children that visited this incredible museum.
Whilst there, the children also took part in the 'Remembrance Rocks' event. Firstly, the class chose rocks from school and added a poppy design. Then, at Eden Camp, the children took a moment to pay their respects and lay their rocks at the memorial to remember the sacrifices made by all members of HM Forces, past and present.
On Wednesday 18th October, Kingfisher Class went on their trip to Meadowhall to build their class mascot at Build a Bear. The children chose a cat and named it Kitty Bat Cat.
On Friday 20th October, Puffin Class visited Build a Bear and made their class mascot, a dog which they called Bob.
All of the children had a great time and are looking forward to the time when it will be their chance to spend the weekend with the mascots.
Throughout Spring Term 2, children from Hazelnut Class will be taking part in an exciting partnership project with the Harley Gallery. To introduce the project, the children visited the gallery to look carefully at the Lego exhibition by Warren Elsmore. They focused on looking at the details included in the models of famous architecture from around the World, before photographing the Harley Gallery building and completing observational drawings. The children are very excited to complete their next session of the project.
On Friday 10th March, Year 3 went on a trip to Creswell Crags. As they arrived, they were met by three of the tour guides and split into three groups. One of the activities included a cave tour, where the children wore helmets with torches and were taken into Robin Hood's cave to explore and feel different stone tools that would have been used in the cave.
Another activity was art based, where the children were allowed to use clay, paint and charcoal to create a range of cave art. Finally. the children demonstrated their survival skills, where they were given the chance to throw a wood and flint spear, fire an arrow and create a den out of sticks and animal furs. The trip really gave the children the opportunity to step back in time.
On Sunday 29th January, Year 6 packed their bags and set off on their residential visit to Peak Venture Centre, Kingswood in Penistone. The week was jam-packed and adventurous and certainly did not disappoint.
The children took part in activities which challenged their minds, challenged their bodies and helped them face and conquer their fears. Activities ranged from Archery and Laser-Tag to the 3G Swing and Abseiling and much more. By far, the best activity, as voted for by the children, was the 3G Swing and one which will be remembered for a long time.
Overall, the children had an amazing time and should be proud of their achievements and and accomplishments from the week.
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'On the Farm' was the topic for children in FS2 during Spring Term 1. The children had already learnt about the different types of farms and all the things that we get from farms, as well as how the machines to farm have changed over time. To support with their learning, the children visited Aston Springs Farm, where they got to stroke and feed sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits and guinea-pigs. They even got to see and feed some meerkats!
On Tuesday 10th January, almost 50 children from Key Stage 2 took part in the Young Voice concerts at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield. The children sang and danced to a variety of songs as well as accompanying other performers.
The children had a fantastic time and are already excited about going next year!
On Monday 09th January, both Year 1 classes went on a wonderful adventure to White Post Farm. Their day began with a tour of the farm. They saw so many animals and were told information about each one. The guide gave the children some food and showed them how to hold their hands flat to feed the lamas.
In the afternoon, the children visited the small animal centre to see baby chicks hatching. The children listened carefully about how to look after small animals, before moving into a giant barn where there were lots of different animals, including goats and guinea pigs.
Before returning back to the school, both classes had the opportunity to visit the reptile centre, where the children held and stroked an enormous corn snake.
On Thursday 01st December, both Year 2 classes blasted off for an out of this world day at the National Space Centre.
The children had chance to explore many interactive exhibits, including driving a moon buggy and taking samples of different types of rocks. The children spent time in a role play area, where they had to act the part of ground control, giving instructions to astronauts in outer space.
Feeling a little apprehensive, the children headed down a dark tunnel into the planetarium to watch an incredibly exciting show. All of the children had a fabulous time and the topic of 'Space' was really brought to life.
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On Wednesday 02nd November, children from Year 5 and 6 attended a very special event at Sherwood Pines - Go Run For Fun. Hundreds of children from schools all over Bassetlaw took part in a 2km fun run, wearing bring pink t-shirts and colourful shoelaces. It was a well marked course on trails through Sherwood Forest, which looked especially beautiful in the autumn sunshine.
After a picnic lunch, the children split into teams to complete an orienteering challenge after which there was just time for some fun and game on the adventure playground. Both classes raised money for their chosen class charities as part of the event.
On Monday 19th September, 26 children from Key Stage 2 packed their bags and set off for the France residential. During the week, the children sampled the French culture by visiting a boulangerie to make croissants, testing their sweet making skills at a local sweet factory, tasting French food and eating out at a creperie.
They also visited the town of Arras, Wellington Quarry and Vimy Ridge, which all related to World War II. The children also went to a local goat farm and enjoyed their disco and games sessions on the beach.
On Monday 12th September, Acer Class went on their first residential to Hathersage. Whilst on the trip, the children took part in numerous activities involving a night walk, orienteering, pond dipping and hiking.
In order to get to Hathersage, the class first had to board two trains. Even though the first train was very busy, all of the children behaved sensibly and were polite and considerate to other passengers.
Once they arrived at Hathersage and walked from the train station to St Michael's Education Centre, the children had to unpack and make their beds, a task task that some found more difficult than others.
There were many highlights to the residential, one of which was the hike to Stanage Edge. Despite the hot weather (and lack of sleep) all children showed an incredible level of determination and simply got on with the task at hand.
What a fantastic start to Year 5!