Reception’s Trip to Amerton farm
Reception had a wonderful day out at Amerton Farm. When we arrived we were all given a bottle of milk to feed the baby lambs with…they were all very strong and thirsty!
After that we fed the chickens and the goats on our walk around the farm. Cody told us all about the animals. Everyone especially liked seeing the reindeer and hearing the names of all the animals.
After an interesting tractor ride we had our picnic lunch and then set off for our Forest Schools Activities with Lisa.
We had such fun making musical instruments and mud pie cakes and then decorating the cakes with natural materials for the fairies to see. Lastly we painted a brown and green caterpillar using leaves and mud, and then drew legs on it with freshly made charcoal!
A great time was had by all, and we returned to school full of our exciting day.
Form 1 and 2’s Trip to Stafford Castle and Tubing
Forms 1 and 2 had a fun packed week during ‘Ski Week’.
On Tuesday, we visited Stafford Castle for the day, where we learned about life in medieval castles. We enjoyed storming the castle, dressing up in medieval clothing, handling medieval weapons, and making coins and lavender bags.
Then, on Thursday morning, we went to Stoke Ski Centre for two hours of tubing. We had lots of fun sliding down the slope in doughnut shaped tubes. We even had our own mini competitions to see who could slide down faster, girls vs boys. (I’ll let the children tell you who won). Although tiring, (there were certainly a few sleepy children on the way back to school), we had great fun, and we would all like to go back again.
To top it off, we had a lovely film afternoon when we got back, watching Encanto and munching on snacks.
Last week saw the Prep Forms partake in a week full of activities… and what an incredible week it was! We started the week with an art workshop, followed by Miss Knight leading a dance workshop. On Tuesday, our activities were taken to new heights- quite literally- as we spent the day at Stoke Ski Centre.
For the majority of our children, they had never skied before so to see the instant level of courage and resilience shown by all (and that was just putting our boots on!) was really lovely to see. Throughout the day we progressed from the nursery slope to the ski-lift, with even some of us making our way to the larger slope really showcasing some excellent talent. The children’s highlight, of course, was however the hot dogs and chicken nuggets for lunch! They filled our tummies meaning we were ready for an afternoon of tubing.
Half way through the week and we actually had to do a bit of work…but it wasn’t all that bad- we had to make our own lunch! Melissa gave us a quick demonstration; we washed our hands; and we were off: pizzas and Rice Krispy cakes for the whole school. Later that day we played some team games with Mrs Whitmore as the weather put a bit of a dampener on our planned rounders game.
Thursday was a busy day! We started off with a game of Trivial Pursuit’ with Mrs Jones, followed by Miss Turner’s scavenger hunt, then followed by Mr Damani’s rock painting and bird feeders, and we finished the day with Madame Priest’s French cafe and Mr Bennett’s pirate escape room with Captain Edenbeard!
Our final day- yes we still had energy left- saw us walk down to the town centre to play crazy golf and watch Sing 2 at the cinema (with the obligatory popcorn and sweets!) Our resident golfer, Rihanna, won- much to Mr Bennett and Mr Damani’s dismay!
We really had a great week and are definitely looking forward to the next activity week! Thank you to all the teachers who planned, organised and took part in all the activities over the week. We slept well Friday night!
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