Year 1 went on an open top bus ride to Bantock Park. The children enthusiastically explored various playground equipment and enjoyed going on a flower hunt. They had fantastic day and they were superstars on the open top bus. WELL DONE YEAR 1!
The Vikings are coming! We spent the day as Anglo-Saxon families preparing our food, sharpening our weapons and creating our clothes. During the afternoon we practised our warfare ready to defend our land from those vicious Viking invaders. We all had a great time and learned lots about Anglo-Saxon Britain and even used artefacts made by actual Anglo-Saxons all those years ago.
We had a glorious day learning about many animals and their habitats. After lunch we went exploring the farm land and found a wonderful adventure playground where we developed our climbing skills.
Year 2 have enjoyed a fabulous visit from Well and Karen from the Happening History Company. Our topic is Castles and we have been learning about the first castles, life in castles, who lived in them and what rooms were inside and what they were used for. We had such a great day and experienced wearing armour, we dressed as servants, noblemen and ladies in their particular clothes, we ground wheat to make flour using heavy stones and created butter using butter churns. We learnt that medieval people created the material linen for their clothes by weaving wool and rich people wove silk from the silk worm and dyed it to make their beautiful clothes. Our photos demonstrate the great learning that went on.
Well and Karen emailed us the following day and said,
‘The children were brilliant, they had great knowledge and listened well. We were amazed they could remember the name linen, that almost never happens! They asked really good questions and were obviously keen to learn. They are a credit to the school!’
On Thursday 20th June, Year 5 visited the Wolverhampton Art Gallery where they had facilitated sessions in the gallery space looking at Pop Art, Still Life, Victorian and Georgian Art and sculptures, focusing particularly on the elements of fashion in the artworks. Both classes had practical sessions where they had an opportunity to use block printing technique to create designs inspired by the 1960s fashion and art collections in the gallery. Children really enjoyed exploring work of different modern artists exhibited at the gallery.
On Tuesday 26th March, Reception enjoyed a trip to the Wild Zoological Park. The children learned about a range of wild animals from Asia, South America, Australia and Africa. They had lots of fun meeting various reptiles, emus, wallabies and lemurs. They even got chance to feed the meerkats. The children also had the opportunity to handle the animals including; a corn snake, blue tongued skink, a bearded dragon and a sulcata tortoise. The day ended with a fantastic free flight bird show. The children excitedly looked on as a bald eagle, a white backed vulture, a milky eagle owl and rainbow coloured macaws soared through the air.
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, the children in Year One went on a trip to the Cannock Chase Toy Museum. They learnt about toys from the past and how they have changed. They had lots of fun creating peg dolls, exploring and playing with old fashioned toys. The children enjoyed watching the hilarious Punch and Judy puppet show and performed a toy dance.
As part of our Tudors and Stuarts topic, Year 5 children had the most wonderful day out at Moseley Old Hall!
Activities included – acting out the escape of King Charles II and dressing up in Tudor costumes, a tour around the house (including seeing the Priest hole where Charles II actually hid), and making/playing Tudor toys and games.
It was a truly remarkable fun-filled day, and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
Year 1 went on a trip to Aston Hall where they learnt all about The Great Fire of London. The children found out what is was like to live in that period and got to dress up as key people such as Thomas Farriner , King Charles and Samuel Pepys.
As part of our learning on weddings and special buildings from other religions, children from Reception visited St Bartholomew Church in Penn. The children learnt about the special features of a church. They listened to Reverend Ben Whitmore talk about important facts and why people attend the church. The children walked around the church to name and describe the main features. We would like to say special thank you to Reverend Ben Whitmore for kindly inviting the children to explore the church.