The children had a fantastic time on their visit to RAF Cosford! They thoroughly enjoyed the activities and showed a positive attitude to their learning and behaviour.
On Thursday 24th October, Year 6 visited Cadbury World, in Bourneville, Birmingham as part of our thematic curriculum topic: Chocolate!
We had an amazing time learning all about the origins of cocoa beans amidst trees and waterfalls in the Aztec Jungle; the history of Cadbury chocolate; how the chocolate is made and the techniques used to create the delicious chocolate we eat today.
During our tour of the factory, we got to watch the chocolatiers work their magic as they revealed the secrets of traditional chocolate making. We then chose our favourite toppings from, giant chocolate buttons to pieces of sweet fudge, to add to a cup of warm melted Dairy Milk chocolate – yummy!
In the afternoon, we had a fascinating talk, led by Colin, where we learnt all about the Maya and Aztec civilisations. Here we learnt about the origins of chocolate in Mesoamerica; we got to hold a replica of a cocoa pod; look at the festival masks worn during the ‘Day of the Dead’ festival and the headdresses worn by the Maya.
We all had an enjoyable time and loved learning lots of interesting facts about Cadbury’s chocolate and where chocolate originated.
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.