Our teachers are Mrs Francis and Miss Brown
During Summer Term in Key Stage 2 our topic is 'Seas, Continents and Oceans'. Through this topic we will be covering a whole range of subjects with this focus in mind.
Year 3 and 4
In the mornings Year 3 and 4 are taught Maths and Literacy by Miss Brown. For the final half term of the school year we have got some great topics to focus on.
To begin with this half term we will be looking at stories set in an imaginary world. We will be reading the brilliant book 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl for this unit as our inspiration. Later in the half term we will be continuing looking at Roald Dahl books, with a focus on play scripts in our writing, we will be reading 'The Witches', another great Roald Dahl novel.
Our maths this half term will begin with a focus on fractions and decimals, and moving onto learning about shapes and position and direction.
KS2 Residential - Low Bank Ground 2017
During the final week of the Spring term, KS2 set off to Low Bank Ground at Coniston for their annual residential trip. During the trip all the children got the chance to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities, and luckily we had fantastic weather while we were there!
On Wednesday, we travelled down to Low Bank Ground through the sunny lakes. When we arrived we were welcomed by our leaders for the week, Charlie and Sarah. We quickly got settled in and then got started on our first activity - orienteering. Children were split in pairs and show how to use the grounds map to find the various points. They were challenged to find the letter which matched the place of the number on their map. After orienteering, we had lunch in the sun outside our little house, then we went canoeing with Sarah. She directed the children through all the steps to tie together two canoes, and the children were then allowed to split into two groups for the canoe trip. We had a great adventure around Coniston Water and even went up Crocodile Creak! On Wednesday evening, after tea, we played Alien Head Hunters, another orienteering based game with a memory challenge built in - we all loved it, including Miss Brown and Miss Lopez!
On Thursday morning, after breakfast, we met with Charlie and Sarah to talk about the activities for the day. The first activity of the day was a self led walk. The children split into two groups and were given a set of instructions to follow for the route of the walk. Children were given control of the walk, however an adult was always close behind just in case! The children loved taking control of their walk, they even had a flask of hot chocolate to drink when they wanted too. After the walk we stopped for lunch at the centre. After we had all had lunch, Charlie talked to us about the afternoon's activity, ghyll scrambling! We had to get dressed correctly for the activity, which included wet suits, waterproofs and wellies. When we were all ready, we travelled to Stickle Beck to start the activity. The water was really cold, but luckily the sun was still out and we had a great time!
Friday was our final day, but we still had a final activity before we set off home. Sarah took us to a hill called 'The Bell'. We walked from the car park to the foot of the Bell. At this point, Sarah handed control over to the children where they were given control to direct the walk up to the top. Some of the bits required team work and a bit of scrambling, but the views were fantastic, we even saw some birds of prey! With our final activity finished it was time to pack up and set off home, all the children took part in tidying up our house and kit store and soon we were back on the bus ready to go home!
Miss Brown and Miss Lopez would like to say a huge thank you to all the children who came to the residential, we all had a fantastic time and the children were brilliant, we were extremely proud of how polite and considerate they all were, and they all worked well as a team throughout the week!
Photos can be seen in the gallery.