Our Viking Day with ‘Hands on History’
Monday 3rd June 2019
We had a fantastic day led by Mr Hammond, a local historian and archaeologist. We learned so much about how the Vikings lived and how archaeologists learn about the past.
We had the opportunity to handle and study real and replica artefacts from the Viking period. Some of the pottery was over 1,000 years old! Here are some of the pieces that we handled and drew.
Mr Hammond talked us through the variety of artefacts and told us what they were used for and where they had been discovered.
We had the opportunity to try on a Viking helmet and we were all given Viking names.
Year 6 - Skegness Residential
Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th May 2019
Diary extract from Adam:
Dear diary today was amazing, I really enjoyed all the awesome activities I did. It was jam-packed full of mini game activities but we also went to the fabulous funfair and did some fun football.
Diary extract from Monty:
Today we had to get up at 7.30! We had breakfast and then went to high ropes and free-fall. It was another sunny day and after lunch we went to Quasar which was amazing.
Diary extract form Harriet:
We have just come back from swimming. It was great! There were loads of water slides, my favourite water slide was the Vortex which was a toilet bowl that spun you while bright lights and loud music played.The swimming pool was massive with loads of beach balls and sun lounges. Tomorrow we are going home (sad).
Year 4 - Castleton Residential
Tuesday 14th - Wednesday 15th May 2019
Year 5 - Ravenstor Residential
Thursday 21st - Friday 22nd March 2019
An amazing time was had by all on the Year 5 residential trip to Ravenstor. The children, and some of the staff, challenged themselves with the climbing, with nearly everyone getting to the top on quite a few occasions. We also had a go at shelter building and studied the river, measuring it's flow, depth and width, before looking for any creatures living in there.
In the evening we had a camp fire and the children entertained us with their lovely singing while the staff toasted marshmallows on the fire for everyone.
Year 5 - The 3 R's Workshop
Monday 11th February 2019
Today, Year 5 learnt all about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling our waste through a workshop put on by Notts County Council and Veolia. The workshop was presented by Jonny and first the children had to warm up their brains and bodies.
Once warmed up, the class started to rehearse the play that they were going to put on for the whole school at the end of the day. During the day they learnt their own lines for 8 scenes and produced a fantastic play all without seeing a script!
It was a fantastic performance Class 5 that really got the message across. Well Done!
Year 3 Our Wow Day: A Journey Through Europe
Monday 14th January 2019
We have enjoyed a trip of a lifetime around Europe today. Once we’d checked in with our boarding pass and had our passports checked, we boarded the plane for take-off. We visited Germany, France, Italy and Spain. When we arrived we learned about the culture, language, food and landmarks.
When we landed in Germany, we studied the European map so we could locate the country and talked about their culture. Then we sampled some of their foods, such as bratwurst, pretzels, German sausage and rye bread. We liked some but not all!
When we arrived we sampled delicious croissants! Whilst in France we learned about the Eiffel Tower and how it was built. We found out that the French weren’t very keen on it when it was first built and it was only meant to be there for 20 years!
We created our own pictures of the Eiffel Tower using art straws. We carefully measured the lengths and angles of the straws. They looked very effective.
When arriving in Spain, we learnt some Spanish language for colours and did some Flamenco dancing!
After locating Italy on the map and talking about their culture, food and school, we learned about Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. We watched an interesting video on how the eruption happened, what happened to Pompeii and also who lives near the Pompeii site now.
We created our own volcanoes using baking powder, food colouring, vinegar and washing up liquid. We talked about the chemical reaction.
Year 6 Mexican Cooking
Monday 14th January 2019
This morning as part of Year 6's Topic and DT Work the children cooked using Mexican Recipes. The children were split into groups and each group made a different item which were then put together to make a wonderful Mexican Feast!
KS2's visit to The Games of Remembrance
Thursday 8th November
To continue our week of marking the centenary of the First World War, Key Stage Two attended the Games of Remembrance today. One hundred and twenty children, staff and parent helpers left the village on two coaches to travel to Notts County Football Ground at Meadow Lane to watch the Women’s British Army Football Team play the German Bundeswehr Women’s Armed Forces Football Team.
The children had a brilliant time, first watching the Military Band and Military Wives Choir, followed by an extremelly close football match. Germany took the lead with a goal in the first half, followed by another at the start of the second half. It was however, a very closely faught game and England managed to narrow the score line with a goal in the last minutes. The final score was 2:1 to Germany.
Year 5 Trip to The National Space Centre
Tuesday 9th October 2018