Warwick Castle

The Year 2s went on an action packed trip to Warwick Castle to conclude their learning for the topic, 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'.  The weather was glorious which meant that we could see for miles once we reached the top of the tower.   

Afterwards we were treated to a 'Bowman' show in which the children learnt all about archery in the Middle Ages.  We ate our lunch whilst watching the amazing 'Falconer's Quest' display and then cooled off in the afternoon as we took a tour of the castle rooms.  The day involved lots of walking so there were many tired children on the bus back home to school.



Year 1 Forest School

On Monday, the Year 1 children completed their 8 week course of Forest School with Mr Hazel, our Forest School Leader.  They have had a wonderful time getting out in the fresh air and learning in the outdoors. The weather hasn't always been kind to them but they have made the most of every opportunity.

This week they enjoyed some time on The Leys as the windy weather meant Cogges Farm was closed.  However, they had great fun making their own parachutes and seeing how far they travelled in the wind.  They also wore blindfolds and had to listen to instructions from their friends. Next half term sees the first group of Reception children venturing out as they start Forest School.

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This half term the Year 1 children have been learning all about superheroes.  On Wednesday they came to school dressed as a superhero and what a lot of interesting costumes were worn including vets, police officers, nurses and a teacher!

To enhance the experience the class were joined by a number of real life superheroes who came to share their expertise or 'superhero powers' with the class.  The children were inspired by the visitors who included a trauma nurse, a policeman, firefighters and PCSOs. The firefighters brought their fire engine with them and the PCSOs brought a police van and car.

 As part of this topic the children will be learning about the life of Florence Nightingale, retelling her life story, finding out what made Florence so heroic and comparing her with modern day heroes.


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Adventure Plus Activities

This week the Year 2 children had their last session in either circus skills or bike skills.  Some of them had never ridden a bike before so it was wonderful to see their improvement and courage in trying out their new-found talent.

Next half term the groups will swap over before receiving their bike and circus skills stickers for their individual booklets as part of the St. Mary's Adventure Plus Award.

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The Christian care and nurture shown to all pupils through carefully targeted support enables pupils to flourish and achieve their potential.

SIAMS, June 2015