Athletics at The Purbeck Sports Centre

Yesterday I accompanied pupils from years 5 and 6 to The Purbeck Sports Centre to participate in an athletics event. Children took part in various track and field events.

Squirrels Safari!

Yesterday Squirrels went on safari looking for Africa`s most famous animals. We were lucky enough to see most things though the tree climbing rhino was a surprise! We also customised our safari jeep so it is longer, has a door and best of all the gear stick dispenses ice cream. Well apparently!!

Searching for Frogs

On Tuesday afternoon Squirrels class went out to the pond to look for the frogs we released. Whilst out there we also discovered what other creatures live in and around the pond.

Squirrels in Africa

Now that we are in Africa we have been finding out about African fruit, even daring to try some mango, guava and avocado ! We shared the book Handa`s Surprise and have used puppets to retell the story.... We have built a safari jeep outside... Had a leopard in the classroom... Used some African instruments...

Spiritual Garden

You may remember that at towards the end of last year we took part in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme. With the money received we have purchased a new story telling chair and seating for the Spiritual Garden. The new items were hand made by local artist Neith Art. We are now looking forward to some warm weather to enjoy story time outside.

Squirrels flight to Nairobi

Our flight to Nairobi, Kenya went smoothly with only a little turbulence on the flight ! The children had to pass through customs and passport control before boarding the aircraft. Captain Charman and the flight crew helped those children who could not find their seat and the children listened to the pre-flight briefing attentively especially noting where the exits and loos on the aircraft were located. In flight entertainment consisted of watching The Lion King and the children were served refreshments. Once landed the children had to wait to locate their luggage before being taken to their hotel. We will be sending you a postcard soon!

Foxes Visit to SafeWise

Yesterday, as part of the Health and Safety Curriculum, Foxes class visited SafeWise in Weymouth. The children sampled realistic and immersive learning experiences from car accidents to crossing roads safely.

Squirrels Ready for Take Off!

We are getting ready for our trip to Africa by getting our passports ready and writing and tying luggage labels. We also helped Mr Charman pack his suitcase with what we thought he might need for a holiday in a hot country like Kenya. I think Mr Charman was pleased that we packed his sunglasses (and his teddy) !

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