We the children walked all the way up to Gobions and searched in the woods for signs of Autumn. We collected lots of leaves, conkers and eventually found some pine cones! On the way back, we used our maps to navigate home and spot some landmarks along the way. As we found a landmark, we had to mark on the map where we had found it.
The children in KS1 took part in their cross country competition. The children had to complete 5 laps around the field. They ran very hard and earned lots of house points for their teams!
As part of our Geography learning we used maps to navigate the school grounds and complete an orienteering task. Numbers were marked on the map and the teachers sent the children to a numbered location. At the locating they had to identify the picture and return to the teacher to tell them what they had found.
This week we were lucky enough to have a selection of activities provided to us by Christ Church in Little Heath to help us think about Harvest. We discussed the things we are thankful for at this time of year and learned about some stories from the bible that remind us about the different types of harvest. We then completed some art activities based on the stories.
The Year 2 children had the opportunity to take part in scooter training last week. We managed to find a gap in the nasty weather to learn how to ride our scooters safely. The children started by learning how to use the brakes on their scooters rather than their feet to stop. They then practised riding with control and the ability to turn accurately. Finally we learnt about how to recognise the different coloured lights we might see on the back of a car reversing out of a driveway. Hopefully we all left feeling more confident in how to ride our scooters safely on the pavement and being able to control our scooters effectively when we need to.
The children started their Geography unit of work with a treasure hunt. In our unit of work, we are mapping out our school and our local area. We started with a treasure hunt of clues that took us around our playground to find a piece of treasure on the pirate ship at the end!