LKS2 have had a fantastic day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
This is the first ever event that has brought all the XP Primary Schools together, and we had to mark the moment with a photo – of course!
We started by visiting the first Polar Bears area and then walked round to the second Project Polar enclosure to see the young Polar Bears. They were very active eating their breakfast and playing in the water.
On our walk round, we were lucky enough to see tigers, giraffes, and rhinos.
After a quick lunch, we had a workshop all about polar bears and got to hold a real claw and see the size of a polar bear skull. Ara even demonstrated for us what it was like to be a polar bear.
Following that we set off to the new area of the park and saw sea lions, monkeys and red pandas.
We got back on the bus with achy legs but lots of great memories!
I was very proud of all our children today – they walked all day without moaning, participated brilliantly in the workshops and used their manners all the time – well done guys!
This week in Maths we have been learning about fractions. We have worked on equivalent fractions and mixed number and improper fractions. Extra work has been set on freckle to consolidate this learning, please encourage your child to access this. 10 crew coins will be given to each child who complete the work set for them on freckle.
Children and staff are really looking forward to the trip on Thursday. During our trip, please can we stress that children are to be in school uniform. However, children will need to wear appropriate outdoor footwear as we will be outside most of the day. It is due to rain so even if children wear wellies, this is absolutely fine, along with an appropriate (or waterproof) coat. Court shoes for the girls will not be appropriate. Any questions, please ask.
Just a quick note to inform parents and carers. Year 4 P.E day remains a Wednesday for this half term. Please can children ensure they always have a P.E kit on that day as we had lots of children who consistently had no kit last term. This will be indoor P.E so correct kit needs to include appropriate indoor footwear (separate to school shoes), a white T-shirt and navy shorts.
The children all looked fantastic on Friday, with the fantastic costumes they came dressed up in for dress as a pop star day. They were excited to listen to music from different eras and were surprised they knew some of the songs from ‘the olden times!’
We have had a great hook week, finding out more about this term’s expedition “What a Wonderful World”.
I am delighted to be able to share with you our new expedition website that will give you more information about what is planned for this term, as well as links to the daily learning slides so you can look at what we have been doing or catch up on anything you may have missed.
What a great couple of days we have had back in school! We have started off the week by orienteering for clues to find out what our guiding question is for the new expedition. We have started to immerse our classroom and have drawn some fantastic pictures of polar bears to be displayed. Tomorrow I know the children are really looking forward to going for a walk in our local area, don’t forget to wrap up warm
This morning Y3 and Y4 were busy orienteering on the school field trying to find the title to this term’s guiding question. We had lots of fun using a compass to find the direction of the clues and used our problem solving clues to work out the title.
We are looking forward to beginning our expedition: Why should we protect our beautiful planet?